Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag reportedly sent Ajax star Brian Brobbey a ‘text in vain’ as he tried to persuade the forward to affix the club in the summertime. The United manager spent much of the transfer window attempting to add to his attacking options and is alleged to have considered the Dutchman before eventually moving for his club colleague Antony.
Brobbey is a player who could be very familiar to Ten Hag having come through the Ajax academy before breaking into the primary team in 2020. He was sold to RB Leipzig in the summertime of 2021, however the move didn’t work out and he returned to the Eredivisie champions on loan six months later, before making the move everlasting earlier this yr.
Ten Hag was keen so as to add to United’s attacking options throughout the course of the summer months, particularly after Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer request put his future on the club unsure. His top goal was Ajax star Antony, who he eventually signed in the ultimate days of the window, but it surely appears he also had his eye on a number of the club mates because the deal for the Brazilian faced difficulties.
Dutch publication Algemeen Dagblad reports that Ten Hag tried to approach Brobbey in an effort to strengthen the club’s strike force, with the 52-year-old sending him a ‘text in vain’ to attempt to persuade him to return to the club.
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“I can be amazed in the event that they have not got any person for the beginning of next season,” Winterburn told Paddy Power. “They must have someone that may rating a minimum of 20 goals a season within the Premier League. If not, they need two scoring as much as 18 goals each. But I’d be amazed in the event that they didn’t bring someone in for the beginning of next season.”
Only time will tell if Ten Hag will resurrect his interest in Brobbey in transfer windows to return but it surely appears likely the Red Devils will once more look to strength in attacking areas within the near future.
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