Davide Frattesi is reportedly open to joining Manchester United if an offer comes through as the Italian midfielder evaluates his future.
According to Give Me Sport, Davide Frattesi is open to joining Manchester United if an opportunity arrives. Erik ten Hag is in the market for a new midfielder and could search for alternatives to previous target Frenkie de Jong.
Davide Frattesi is rising in stature within Italian football, and his displays for Sassuolo is already attracting plenty of attention. The midfielder originally played in the holding role, but in recent times has switched to a more advanced role with the Serie A side.
He has 4 goals from central midfield this season, and Sassuolo are aware his future may lie elsewhere. They are reportedly open to a sale and could entertain offers as it comes. Manchester United are one of the sides keen on the midfielder, as Erik ten Hag lines up a move in the next window or summer.
Ten Hag desperately wanted to bring Frenkie de Jong in the summer and tried his best to get his compatriot. Manchester United reportedly had an offer accepted by Barcelona, but the Dutchman refused to leave and stayed put in Catalonia.
His performances have been good since the summer, and De Jong constantly finds his place on the side under Xavi Hernandez. While there are no reports of mutiny or unhappiness in his role, the midfielder might stay at the club.
In any case, Ten Hag is already shortlisting new midfielders as an alternative to De Jong. Frattesi could become that target and is also reportedly available for half the price of the Dutchman. They must accelerate the process to approach Sassuolo with an offer knowing that other Premier League suitors are chasing the £30 million-rated Italian midfielder.
West Ham are also tracking his progress, although the interest from Manchester United could trump other suitors. Frattesi has a big decision to make despite having a contract until 2026. He will have options from within Italy to move, but the lure of the Premier League could prove effective.
For now, Manchester United could become an option if they show seriousness about their interest. Considering Ten Hag remains in the market for a midfielder, Frattesi could be the closest option to De Jong.