Feyenoord are happy Manchester United have hijacked move for Tyrell Malacia
Manchester United are finally making moves in the transfer market, expecting to wrap up a move for Tyrell Malacia shortly.
Malacia has been linked to United since early May, when The Mirror reported he was a £20 million target for the Red Devils.
Now it seems United will get him for less. The Times reports United will pay just £15 million for the 22-year-old left-back.
United’s late bid has gone down well at Feyenoord, who had previously been set to sell him to Lyon.
Feyenoord are happy
Dutch outlet Voetbal International report Feyenoord are happy Manchester United hijacked the move for the full-back.
This is for two reasons, United offered more money, around two million extra in add-ons. Feyenoord also feel there is more prestige to selling to United, rather than Lyon.
United have Feyenoord to thank for holding Lyon off, amid real persistence from the French side.
Voetbal International reported back on June 7 that Lyon had an offer turned down for the left-back.
Then at the weekend, Fabrizio Romano even reported a deal was ‘completed’ and ‘here we go’ for Malacia to join Lyon.
Feyenoord boss Arne Slot warned on Monday this wasn’t quite the case, saying Lyon had to ‘work a little harder’ in comments made to ESPN, noting that Malacia had not posed with the shirt of the French side yet.
It’s possible they knew a bid from United was going to arrive eventually, and with the Frenkie de Jong move falling into place, the Red Devils feel now is the right time to look at other targets too.