Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia is set to move to Old Trafford in a move worth an initial £13million.
The 22-year-old was pictured arriving at United’s Carrington training ground last night and is set to undergo a medical on Monday as final details of the deal are finalized.
Ten Hag is a known admirer of Malacia, who has five senior international caps for the Netherlands, having been impressed with his performances for Feyenoord against Ajax in the Eredivisie last season.
Lyon looked set to strike a deal for the player, only for United to step in and effectively hijack that move last week.
Malacia will compete with England’s Luke Shaw for the starting left-back role in Ten Hag’s first season in charge, with Alex Telles’ future in question.
United remain in talks over a deal for fellow Malacia international, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
However, considerable doubts remain over Cristiano Ronaldo, who misses pre-season training at Carrington on Monday for family reasons.
It emerged over the weekend that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has asked to leave this summer amid concerns over the club’s lack of signings and his ability to compete for major trophies as the last few days approach. years of his illustrious career.