After a slight delay, Tyrell Malacia has signed for Manchester United till 2026. The Dutch defender gives Erik Ten Hag options at left-back as he jostles for a place with Luke Shaw and Alex Telles.
What is afoot at Old Trafford? There are many questions concerning the status of transfers at Manchester United. The Red Devils are having a torrid time getting players to come to Old Trafford. With Manchester City and Liverpool strengthening already strong sides, there is pressure on the Red Devils to try and close the gap.
After a poor season and a clearout that involves players out of contract, Erik Ten Hag is trying to build a squad after his image but is having trouble getting the deals over the line. The Dutchman has earmarked a few players to help bolster United and their quality, with little success.
In the light of the prevailing situation, Manchester United has made headway in the transfer market with the signing of their first player. The deal to sign Tyrell Malacia encountered a slight delay but was eventually signed, and the Dutch left-back is United bound.
Following the slight delay in concluding the deal for Tyrell Malacia, Manchester United have confirmed that the club has completed the signing of the left-back.
Erik Ten Hag pursued the player while he was the manager at Ajax without success. On arriving at Manchester United, Ten Hag sought a quality left-back. With Luke Shaw failing to hit the heights in his eight years at Old Trafford, Ten Hag sees his position as one that needs fortification.
Malacia has featured 136 times for Feyenoord and represented the Netherlands at all levels, from the under-16s to the senior team. The Dutch international has five caps.
With the completion of a deal for Christian Eriksen, Manchester United is on course to sign more players. Other targets include Frenkie de Jong amid rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo angling for an exit.
Tyrell Malacia was excited at completing the move to Old Trafford. According to the Dutch international, it is an incredible feeling and a new chapter for him. Malacia claims that playing in a new league with new teammates under a manager as massive as Erik Ten Hag was too much for him to digest.
He hailed the qualities of Ten Hag and said he understands the demands he places on players from playing against Ajax in the Eredivisie.
Malacia admits that he is still young and will continue to develop but promised United fans to expect him to give his all on the pitch every time he pulls on the red shirt of Manchester United. The Dutchman also expressed gratitude to Feyenoord and his family for everything they gave him.
According to the young defender, playing for Manchester United would not have been possible if not for them.
Manchester United football director John Murtough described Malacia as an exciting and dynamic young footballer and looks forward to seeing him continue his development at the club.