“We would be stupid to deny Man Utd’s offer for our key player” – Club manager confirms bid

Feyenoord manager Arne Slot has confirmed Manchester United’s bid to sign their key player Tyrell Malacia.

Feyenoord have accepted Manchester United’s bid worth up to €15 million for the Holland left back.

The 22 year old left-back was close to joining French club Lyon before Manchester United moved in with an offer.

“It would be a bit stupid to deny that a club has given us a concrete offer,” Slot said.

“But he does not have a different shirt on yet, so they will have to try a little harder.”

Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen has also confirmed Manchester United’s offer for Malacia has been accepted by the Dutch side.

Tyrell Malacia
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“The agreement is there [with United],” Arnesen told the Feyenoord website 1908.nl.

“We are now waiting for Tyrell. If he says yes, then a transfer to Manchester United is imminent.”

Malacia must now decide whether to join United or move to Lyon, who finished eighth in Ligue 1 last season.

After coming through the Feyenoord academy, Malacia made his debut in 2017 and has since gone on to become a first team regular.

The 22 year old left-back won the first of his five Holland caps in September 2021.

Last season he scored one goal in the Eredivisie and set four more up as Feyenoord finished third in the table, 12 points behind the champions Ajax.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag tried to sign Malacia last summer for Ajax and will be excited he is finally getting his man.

Malacia is renowned for his passing skills and his dribbling ability, important qualities needed in Ten Hag’s possession-based style of play he intends to bring to Manchester United.

With Malacia set to join Manchester United, Brazilian left-back Alex Telles looks set to leave Manchester United.

Telles joined from Porto for £15.4 million in October 2020. He started 18 Premier League games last season. 

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  1. If they work hard to new players it be possible for them win trophies

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