Manchester United report: Erik ten Hag on the verge of making £70m first signing

Manchester United are close to completing their first signing of the Erik ten Hag era.

That’s according to reports that state that the Dutchman, who took charge of the Red Devils last month, wants to rebuild his squad starting with the central midfield, following issues in the middle of the park last season.

Paul Pogba is now certain to leave Old Trafford, with the club having confirmed the exit of their record signing. Scott McTominay, Fred and Bruno Fernandes have all struggled this season too, Donny van de Beek ended last campaign on loan with Everton, while Nemanja Matic looks set to relink with Jose Mourinho on a free transfer. Juan Mata was also released.

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Filling the void for the 20-time champions will be Ten Hag’s former Ajax general, Frenkie de Jong, according to Spanish outlet¬†Sport (opens in new tab), who say that the 25-year-old is on the brink of joining for almost ¬£70 million.

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