A second magazine has alleged that two Manchester United players who cost £138 million are on sale, and Erik ten Hag is apparently mulling a third raid on Ajax, which would make him unpopular in Amsterdam.
A second publication has echoed the accusations that a pair of Manchester United players who were purchased for a combined total of £138 million are up for sale, and Erik ten Hag is reportedly considering making a third raid on Ajax, which would make him unpopular in Amsterdam.
The Dutchman wasted little time after taking over at Manchester United in terms of recruiting players from his previous club, Ajax. Ten Hag raided his former team in order to acquire center back Lisandro Martinez, and then he snatched Antony in the nick of time before the summer transfer window closed.
The double departure was just one component of what turned out to be an absolutely disastrous transfer window for Ajax.
They not only lost two of their most important players to United, but they also lost well-known players like as Andre Onana, Noussair Mazraoui, Nicolás Tagliafico, Ryan Gravenberch, and Sébastien Haller during the same transfer window.
According to the final outcome, Ajax was displaced from their typical position atop the Eredivisie standings at the present time.
Feyenoord is now in the lead, but AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven are putting Ajax’s position as the team that finishes last in the Dutch league and misses out on Champions League qualification in jeopardy.
Yet, a number of stories suggest that Ten Hag may be planning to inflict even more suffering on his former club by luring away yet another significant player from Ajax.
According to a report from 90min, Manchester United have been conducting extensive scouting on a frontman who is 22 years old named Mohamed Kudus.
The Ghana international can play in a variety of positions, including up front, as a No. 10 player, or in a box-to-box midfield position. He is quite adaptable. This season, he has played 34 matches for Ajax, and in all competitions, he has scored 17 goals and assisted on four others.
Football Insider weighed in with their perspective, asserting that United had made the first move to make contact with Kudus’ camp. According to the estimate, the frontman is worth approximately 48 million pounds.
Now, talkSPORT have lent credence to the speculations by asserting that Ten Hag has included Kudus on his list of potential transfer targets for the summer.
The Dutch manager is rumored to be “eyeing another raid” on Ajax, and United’s interest in Tottenham’s Harry Kane has also been reiterated as a target for the club. Prior to that, Kane and Victor Osimhen of Napoli were identified by The Telegraph as United’s two key striker targets for the summer transfer window.
But, both of them will be difficult to sign, and the fact that they are both valued at more than one hundred million pounds makes it extremely challenging to reach an agreement.
Kudus would be a more affordable option, but talkSPORT isn’t ruling out the possibility that he may be recruited in addition to one of the better profile targets rather than merely as a replacement for them.
In that case, Manchester United would need to produce substantial revenue through the selling of player contracts in order to keep their books in the black. In this regard, talkSPORT substantiates the prior report made by the Manchester Evening News that two major names are in jeopardy of losing their jobs.
The two individuals who are being discussed are Captain Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial, and Ten Hag is reportedly “prepared to cash in on” the pair.
Maguire was acquired from Leicester for a transfer fee of £80 million in 2019, while Martial was acquired from Monaco for a transfer fee of £36 million (increasing to £58 million after add-ons).
Due to Ten Hag’s preference for a partnership between Varane and Martinez, Maguire has been taken out of the starting lineup on a regular basis this season. Martial, on the other hand, is unable to keep himself healthy enough to be of any help.
It was previously reported by the Daily Mail that Manchester United are resigned to just recouping approximately half of the amount of money (approximately £40 million) that they paid for Harry Maguire. Given his history of injury problems, it is far more difficult to estimate what Martial’s going rate will be.