According to Daily Mail, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag believes he can transform Manchester United if the five players he wants are signed this summer.
The report claims the five players Ten Hag wants this summer are Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, Brentford playmaker Christian Eriksen and Ajax pair Jurrien Timber and Antony, as well as a back-up goalkeeper.
Ten Hag reportedly believes these five signings are key to his Manchester United rebuild.
Ten Hag is expected to be backed by the club after Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold admitted there’s enough money to back the Dutch tactician this summer.
Manchester United’s interest in De Jong has been well documented with the Red Devils and Barcelona at loggerheads over a fee for the 25-year-old Dutchman for some time now.
Barcelona are holding out for a guaranteed €80million after rejecting a €60million guaranteed fee from Manchester United.
On the possibility of signing De Jong this summer, Arnold told Manchester United fans: “Money is not a consideration in who we want.
“It’s that the manager wants him, that they’ve actually done the work on looking if he’s a great player.
“Is it £100 million or £200million? I don’t know. Get who you f***ing want.
“Do you want me buying the players? Doesn’t that ring a bell?”
Arnold also said: “United officials are in Barcelona getting the deal done for De Jong.
“As a club we’re doing everything possible to get the deal done, I’ve been up for days trying to get it done. The money is there but there’s things standing in our way which I can’t say.”
Eriksen is a free agent after his six-month contract with Brentford ended this summer.
Ten Hag believes two midfielders are needed this summer following the departures of Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and of course Paul Pogba.
Having coached both Antony and Timber during his time at Ajax, ten Hag is eager to bring the pair with him to Old Trafford.
With Dean Henderson set to leave Manchester United this summer, Ten Hag wants a capable back-up goalkeeper to be signed.