Manchester United players welcome new signing Tyrell Malacia to club

Manchester United players have taken to social media to welcome the first signing of the Erik ten Hag era – Tyrell Malacia to the club.

The 22-year-old Dutchman completed his move from Eredivisie side Feyenoord today, in a deal worth an initial £13m.

The five-time Netherlands international has signed a four-year contract with the option of a further 12 months forming part of the deal.

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Malacia, who is represented by HCM Sports – the same agency who represent Ten Hag’s primary transfer target Frenkie de Jong and new teammates Donny van de Beek and Victor Lindelof, made 50 appearances for the Rotterdam giants last season.

The left-back was part of the side that finished third in Eredivisie, which was won for the second time by Ten Hag with Ajax, and played 88 minutes of the UEFA Conference League defeat to Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Manchester United players welcome new signing Tyrell Malacia

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After coming through the youth system at Feyenoord, Malacia went on to make 136 appearances for his boyhood club, who are one of the three powerhouses in Dutch football alongside Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

Malacia, who will be hoping to secure a place in Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad, looked to be heading for Lyon this summer before Manchester United hijacked the deal at the 11th hour.

With Ten Hag’s Reds set to depart for Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday, with or without Cristiano Ronaldo, Malacia will have a few days training at Carrington to meet his new teammates and coaches.

With Malacia’s arrival all but confirmed, some of his new Manchester United teammates have welcomed him to the club.

The likes of David de Gea, Bruno Fernandes and current club captain Harry Maguire have all taken to social media to greet the club’s new arrival.

On Fernandes’ Instagram story, our ‘Portuguese Magnifico’ wrote ‘Welcome on board’. While Maguire posted on his Instagram story ‘Welcome’.

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