Man United were apparently willing to spend a fair chunk of money to sign Steven Bergwijn this summer.
The start to the summer has been pretty quiet for Manchester United. No signings have been made, though the decks have been cleared as several familiar faces have left.
A deal to sign Tyrell Malacia looks close, with the left-back arriving at Carrington this morning to finish his medical.
There’s a common theme in regards to potential United signings this summer. Erik ten Hag is looking for familiarity in his signings, normally favouring his fellow Dutchmen.
This morning, De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij gave us another interest transfer update. He linked United with a move to sign Spurs winger, Steven Bergwijn.
According to the report, United ‘were willing to pay’ £35m to sign the 24-year-old winger this summer. Everton were also ready to pay the same fee. However, the Dutchman has his heart set on a move to Ajax.
Again, Ten Hag knows Bergwijn well from their time together at Ajax. The pair worked alongside each other during their run to the Champions League semi-final.
it goes without saying, United need attacking reinforcements this summer. Outside of Cristiano Ronaldo (who could well leave), I don’t really have any faith in the current crop of attackers at the club.
Sure, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga are all talented lads, but they lack the consistency within their play to perform at a high level every single week.
Bergwijn would have been a decent bit of business. Again, there’s the familiarity factor coupled with the Premier League experience.
However, Bergwijn isn’t someone who will start week-in-week-out in a title-winning side (in our opinion anyway). So that factor would also have to be considered.
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