Official: Manchester United finally announce signing of player wanted by Erik ten Hag

Tyrell Malacia Manchester United
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Manchester United have finally announced the club have signed Tyrell Malacia from Dutch club Feyenoord.

Tyrell Malacia has joined Manchester United for a transfer fee of around €15million with an additional €2million in add-ons.

A statement from Manchester United read: “Manchester United is pleased to confirm that Tyrell Malacia has joined the club, signing a contract until June 2026, with the option to extend for a further year.

“The Dutch defender made 136 career appearances for Feyenoord and has represented his country at every level from the Under-16s to the senior team, with five full international caps to his name.”

John Murtough, Manchester United football director, said: “Tyrell is an exciting, dynamic young footballer with excellent experience for his age, including five seasons in the Eredivisie, a European final and full international honours for the Netherlands.

“We look forward to seeing him continue to develop under the guidance of Erik ten Hag and his coaching team in the years ahead.

“Everyone at Manchester United welcomes Tyrell to the club.”

Malacia impressed Ten Hag while playing against Ajax in the Eredivisie, leading the new Red Devils manager to put in a bid this summer.

Malacia joined Feyenoord’s youth academy in 2008 at the age of nine and has stayed at the club for the last 14 years.

Malacia will provide competition to Shaw and Alex Telles, and his arrival could signal the end to Brandon Williams’ time at the club.

While Shaw is still expected to start the campaign as Ten Hag’s first-choice left-back, the England international’s injury history could open the door to extensive action for Malacia as the season progresses.