Manchester United's deal to sign Tyrell Malacia is 'on track' despite complication

Manchester United’s deal to sign Tyrell Malacia is ‘on track’ according to a report by David Ornstein for the Athletic.

United’s attempt to sign the Dutch left-back looked to take a huge jump forward on Tuesday, when they got ahead of Lyon in the race.

Since then, it has gone a little quiet and that might have some United supporters concerned given the slow progress of the Frenkie de Jong deal this summer.

But Ornstein says that everything is on course to get done, but explained why there has been some complication this week.

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Malacia to United is on track

The report says the intermediary Malacia has worked with previously has not been authorised to by the Dutch powers that be to do this deal.

That is something which must be sorted out before the transfer to bring him to Old Trafford can be finalised.

Malacia has chosen not to use agent Ali Dursun for whatever reason, deciding to work with his dad on the hugely important transfer.

Dursun is acting on behalf of de Jong in his negotiations for United, so hopefully this situation will have no bearing on that deal.

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We have been here before with United.

They tend to get most things sorted for a deal, to the extent where we pretty much know it is going to happen, and then it takes days to actually confirm.

That happened with Raphael Varane last summer, with any lingering nerves allayed when he was presented on the pitch before the opening game of the season against Leeds.

Malacia’s arrival should be confirmed before United start their pre-season tour, let alone Premier League action, and we all hope this complication can get resolved sooner rather than later.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.