Manchester United are set to open talks to sign Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong next year.

According to German journalist Florian Plettenberg, Jeremie Frimpong is likely to leave Bayer Leverkusen sometime next year. The 21-year-old right-back is aware of the interest from Manchester United, who will soon initiate discussions to secure his services.

Manchester United have shown signs of recovery, and Diogo Dalot has been a major catalyst in the process. The Portuguese international has had a life-changing season at Old Trafford as he has emerged to be Erik ten Hag’s preferred choice on the right-hand side of the defence.

Dalot has been ever-present in the starting lineup, pushing Aaron Wan-Bissaka towards the brink of his Manchester United exit. The Red Devils would not be looking to recoup the entirety of their investment but will at least try to recover some of the money paid to Crystal Palace.

Frimpong has travelled to Qatar with the Netherlands team but is yet to be involved in any capacity on the pitch. However, his lack of minutes won’t be a concern as he has already impressed with his trickery on German soil.

The 21-year-old right-back is also younger than his contemporaries, and his enterprising nature is something that differentiates him from other players. Frimpong can be deployed both as a right-back and a right wing-back and can also be stationed further advanced on the right flank.

The Dutchman has a contract till 2025 and won’t come cheap. But the fact that Bayer Leverkusen have already started looking for replacements should make it easy for the Red Devils. Frimpong has already found the net on five occasions, while he has also laid one assist in 15 matches in the Bundesliga.

The 21-year-old could prove to be a worthy understudy of Dalot who has taken his game a notch higher this season. So the interest in Frimpong from Manchester United makes a world of sense. And the Red Devils are set to open talks to secure his services next year.

Frimpong’s relatively young age could help him in the long road as Erik ten Hag is known to be a staunch supporter of young players. The Manchester United manager has already worked with talents like Antony and Frenkie de Jong during his tenure at Ajax, and he could surely carry forward his legacy at Old Trafford.

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