Manchester United interested in Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong

Manchester United are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong, according to Florian Plettenberg.

The 21-year-old has five goals from 11 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, and he also has two Champions League assists to his name.

The six-time Netherlands Under-21 international has been included in Louis van Gaal’s 39-man provisional Netherlands World Cup squad, which includes Tyrell Malacia, but not Donny van de Beek.

The attack-minded right-back is currently playing under Xabi Alonso who played with Raphael Varane, Casemiro and Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.

Manchester United interested in Jeremie Frimpong

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Frimpong, who was a product of the Manchester City Academy, moved to the BayArena from Celtic in January 2021.

The pacey full-back made the switch to the Bundesliga giants after making 51 appearances for the Hoops, from which he scored three goals and laid on eight assists.

In his first season at Celtic Park, Frimpong won the treble with the Scottish giants.

Frimpong scored twice and provided eight assists in his first full season with Neverkusen.

His contract with Alonso’s side expires in 2025 but according to Plettenberg, Erik ten Hag is interested in signing his fellow countryman in either the January or summer transfer window.

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While Diogo Dalot is rapidly fulfilling his potential as one of the most talented right-backs across Europe, it seems the former Ajax manager is keen to provide the former Porto youngster with competition and cover.

United’s number 20 has started all 15 of the Red Devils games this season and it doesn’t look like the Portugal international will be getting a rest anytime soon.

Despite being unavailable for selection, it doesn’t look like Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the type of player that suits Ten Hag’s ethos and the £50m signing from Crystal Palace three years ago will eventually be moved on.

Ethan Laird is currently impressing during his season-long loan at Queens Park Rangers and Brandon Williams has recently been pictured running at Carrington.

But Ten Hag is keen to have two quality players in every position and Frimpong could potentially be the man to push and challenge Dalot for the right-back berth.

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