Jeremie Frimpong might be closing in on the move to Manchester United as Erik ten Hag could get his preferred right-back target.

According to Christian Falk via Caught Offside, Jeremie Frimpong could sign for Manchester United in the summer. The journalist reckons the 22-year-old defender is close to joining the Red Devils and believes relations with Erik ten Hag will prove vital.

Jeremie Frimpong has been on Manchester United’s radar since he was selected for the World Cup with the Netherlands. While the right-back failed to play a single game for the Oranje, his performances for Bayer Leverkusen have kept many top clubs on high alert.

Leverkusen, for their part, would allow the player to depart for a suitable offer. Despite a range of clubs vying for his signature, there’s a huge chance he will play under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United. The Dutch manager knows the player well and would prefer to bring him to Old Trafford.

Ten Hag will search for a new right back as there are question marks over Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future at the club. A host of Premier League sides remain keen, with West Ham United one of the primary contenders. If he departs, there’s a huge void on the right side of their backline.

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Ten Hag could view Frimpong as the ideal replacement and the player to compete with Diogo Dalot. While the Portuguese remains the first choice under the manager, the right-back position is where Ten Hag could use more depth.

Journalist Christian Falk insisted Frimpong was close to joining Manchester United and highlighted the presence of Ten Hag as an important factor.

He said, “Jeremie Frimpong is getting closer and closer to a United move. Frimpong was also a topic in Winter – United really wanted him then,”

“You know, he’s a Dutch player, and his connection to Erik ten Hag is very close. There should have been talks.

“So, you see now that Ten Hag is performing well with his team and has good arguments for Frimpong and for United in terms of fulfilling his wish. I think he’s one of Ten Hag’s main targets for the summer.”

Leverkusen could reportedly seek a huge transfer fee in exchange for Frimpong. The 22-year-old defender also offers plenty going forward, as his five goals and three assists suggest.

He could prove an important signing for Manchester United and in Ten Hag’s quest to solidify the right-back position for the future. He has relied on Wan-Bissaka quite heavily this season, especially in games when the team is defending a lead.

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