European outfit launch double raid for Man Utd duo as Ten Hag plans for next departures

Ben Stewart
Anthony Elanga of Manchester United
Anthony Elanga of Manchester United

Manchester United duo Anthony Elanga and Alex Telles have been linked with a move to Galatasaray as the Erik ten Hag rebuild continues.

Plenty of departures are expected from Old Trafford this summer as Ten Hag looks to reshape his squad ahead of the new season.

It recently came to light that United are prepared to sell as many as 13 first players this summer in a squad overhaul.

As reported by Aksam Spor, Galatasaray are interested in taking both Telles and Elanga this summer.

Telles was included in that 13-man list which was no real surprise. The defender spent last season on loan with Sevilla and has not featured under Ten Hag.

The defender only has one year to run on his contract at Old Trafford and a departure this summer would be no real surprise.

Galatasaray are in need of a new left-back and this move could work out well for all parties involved.

Along with Telles, a deal for Elanga has also been discussed. While the winger wasn’t included on United’s 13-man transfer list, his future at Old Trafford does seem up in the air.

The report suggests that Galatasaray will try their luck with a loan deal, which might work out well for the 21-year-old.

Last season he featured in 16 Premier League matches, although only five of those were starts. Across all competitions, he featured in 26 matches, with the majority of his appearances coming from the bench.

Elanga himself even admitted it had been a frustrating campaign for him back in March.

“It is frustrating. You want to play,” Elanga told reporters. “It is important. But if you don’t play, it’s not up to me but up to the coach.

“I have spoken to Erik [ten Hag] and it is private between the two of us. I know what he wants me to do and I can just keep training hard. When the opportunity comes, I just have to be ready to take it.

“We have a lot of dialogue, not only about it but also what is happening around. That’s the good thing about the club, we talk a lot and they help me a lot.”

A loan move could be the best option for Elanga right now. He will have seen the success Amad Diallo had while out on loan at Sunderland last season and could look to replicate that in Turkey.

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