Man United in ‘fairly advanced’ negotiations to sign Jeremie Frimpong

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Man United seem to be pressing ahead with a deal to sign Jeremie Frimpong from Bayer Leverkusen.

Manchester United Football Club made no secret of the fact that Aaron Wan-Bissaka was up for sale last summer, with Erik ten Hag keen on bringing in a right-sided defender who better fits his style of play.

Since then, the Englishman has proven his worth, just as Brighton’s Mitoma about that. In all seriousness, Wan-Bissaka has certain strengths that make him an asset for particular matches. However, the links to new right-backs are not going away.

Sport Witness relay some information from SportBILD, claiming United’s interest in Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong has heightened.

According to the report, United are in ‘fairly advanced’ negotiations to sign the 22-year-old right-back this summer, meaning Frimpong is now unlikely to end up at Real Madrid.

Frimpong is ‘basically drawn to England rather than Spain’, after impressing in Germany since moving there in January, 2021.

This isn’t the first time United have been linked with the Dutchman ahead of the summer, with Ten Hag seemingly keen to surround himself with more familiarity.

Frimpong is a player who is more in line with Ten Hag’s current way of playing. Despite having different qualities to Wan-Bissaka, there’s likely only space for one of these guys in the squad. Diogo Dalot strikes me as the first-choice player in that area right now despite the fact he’s yet to sign a new deal. He can also be deployed at left-back if needed, which gives him an additional edge.

The idea of signing Frimpong is certainly a positive one. He’d be a somewhat expensive addition, but if he fits more in line with Ten Hag’s style, then it makes sense as it’d give the gaffer one less area in the field to worry about.

Do you think a Man United move for Jeremie Frimpong would make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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