Samuel Luckhurst has revealed that Manchester United are already planning their transfer activities for the summer of 2024. They have Bayer Leverkusen duo on their list of potential targets for next summer’s transfer window.
Manchester United Set Eyes on Defensive Duo From Bayer Leverkusen
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) September 12, 2023
Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba on Red Devils’ Radar
According to Luckhurst, Tapsoba and Frimpong are the two key names United are considering to strengthen their centre-back and right-back spot. The injury issues to Raphael Varane and the uncertain future of the current centre-backs, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, raise a need to add reinforcements in defense during the next transfer window.
The Swedish international’s contract expires at the end of the season, and Maguire was heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the recently culminated transfer window. The departure of the two will leave the Premier League club light at the back. Tapsoba is a prime candidate at the moment to bolster that area.
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Frimpong Was on United’s List This Summer
Frimpong was on the three-time Champions League club’s radar for this summer, however, the resurgence of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and his strong performances led to the United hierarchy not pursuing their interest in the 22-year-old Leverkusen man. The rapid right back is highly admired by Erik ten Hag, according to Luckhurst, and he will enter the final year of his contract in the summer of 2024.
These factors can hugely benefit the club in their pursuit of the right-back. The Dutch full-back will offer Ten Hag a different profile from Wan-Bissaka at right-back. The former Manchester City youngster tends to get highly involved in the attack with his bombing overlapping runs at pace. The English journalist also added that for the 2024 transfer window, the 20-time Premier League winners will emphasize targeting players whose contracts expire in the summer of 2025.