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Erik Ten Hag Delight as Man United clear to complete the signing of €60m Bayern Munich star Following Huge Double Deal



Erik Ten Hag Delight as Man United clear to complete the signing of €60m Bayern Munich star Following Huge Double Deal

A potential double deal has paved the way for Manchester United to sign a defender Erik ten Hag loves.

A double Bayern Munich move – one of which is 100 percent agreed – has cleared the way for Man Utd to sign Matthijs De Ligt, according to reports.

Bayern were always likely to respond in spectacular fashion after enduring their first trophyless season in over a decade.

A defensive revamp is on the way, with Vincent Kompany’s side chasing a double deal for Hiroki Ito and Jonathan Tah.

Bayern have triggered the €30m release clause in Ito’s contract with Stuttgart. A five-year contract has been agreed and the 25-year-old Japan international will soon become a Bayern player.

But despite the imminent arrival, Bayern are still intent on adding Bayer Leverkusen’s Tah to their ranks as well.

Tah is open to ditching the Bundesliga champions for Bayern and talks between the clubs regarding the transfer fee are ongoing.

As yet, there is a sizeable gap between each clubs’ respective valuations of Tah. Nonetheless, Bayern are dteermined to get their man when all is said and done.

To free up both room and funds for the double defensive coup, Bayern have put Dutch international Matthijs De Ligt up for sale.

Ten Hag gunning for De Ligt reunion
That’s where Man Utd come in, with Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg confirming United and Ten Hag in particular are huge admirers of the 24-year-old. Furthermore, United are ‘closely monitoring’ the player ahead of a swoop.

De Ligt surprisingly lost his place to Eric Dier in the second half of last season. Nonetheless, Ten Hag remains keen to sign his fellow Dutchman who he previously managed at Ajax.

Furthermore, reports emerging overnight revealed Ten Hag is refusing to give up control of transfers at Man Utd.

On the back of the club sticking with the Dutchman, Ten Hag has made it clear he still wants to be the man with the final say on who Man Utd sign.

That is one of four key demands he’s made and if Ten Hag gets his way, a move for De Ligt could quickly take shape.

Plettenberg reaffirmed De Ligt has the green light to leave Bayern and prior reports have suggested a deal is there to be made for €60m/£50.7m.

The reporter wrote on X: “Understand Manchester United is closely monitoring the situation of Matthijs de Ligt!

“Erik ten Hag is still a big fan of de Ligt, and Man Utd is looking for a new centre-back.

“De Ligt is allowed to leave FC Bayern for a suitable offer. Also, because Ito will sign today and Tah is still a top target.

“De Ligt, top player. Top mentality. Now totally focused on the Euros!”

United are on the hunt for one and more probably two new centre-backs this summer. Raphael Varane is leaving as a free agent and could wind up joining the vast array of ex-Barcelona superstars at Inter Miami.

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