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Manchester United are closing in on their first summer signing after Feyenoord technical director Frank Arnesen confirmed that a deal to take Tyrell Malacia to Old Trafford is “imminent.” The Red Devils are desperate for reinforcements following a dismal season last time around and have been linked with a complete host of players this summer.

“The deal is there,” Arnesen said. “We are actually waiting for Tyrell. If he says yes, then a transfer to Manchester United is imminent.”

Malacia, who has won five caps for the Netherlands, progressed through the Feyenoord academy and has made 136 first-team appearances for the Dutch team. Last season, he racked-up 50 appearances as his side finished third within the Eredivisie and reached the ultimate of the Europa Conference League.

And his performances have clearly caught the attentions of clubs across Europe. In accordance with The Guardian, the left-back was as a result of travel to France to have a medical and sign for Lyon after a verbal agreement had been struck between the Ligue 1 outfit and his current employers.

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United appointed Erik ten Hag as their latest manager earlier this summer because the club’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick eventually headed for the Old Trafford exit. And the Dutchman has promised to enhance the team’s fortunes.

“I even have to learn and I even have to regulate but I also need to stay myself,” Ten Hag said in his first interview after taking the helm. “I’m convinced that we are able to herald the structures and the way in which of play that we wish. If we get that done, we get that communicated to the players then we are going to get that success.

“A yr before, this team was second within the league – so the potential is there. We’ve got to analyse clearly what went incorrect. But from then on work hard, get a team and fight the opponents.”

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