Ten Hag identifies three priority signings before deadline after Man Utd seal Antony deal

Date published: Monday 29th August 2022 9:52 - Joe Williams

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag shouts instructions to his team

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag hopes to make four signings before Thursday’s transfer deadline, according to reports.

The Red Devils are getting dangerously close to the end of the transfer window with Ten Hag still wanting the club to do lots more to satisfy his needs.

Man Utd have brought in Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro so far this summer with Ajax winger Antony expected to be the next over the line.

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The Premier League giants have reportedly now agreed a €100m deal for Antony with Ajax receiving a fixed fee of €95m with a further €5m in potential add-ons.

Antony is desperate to join Man Utd and the deal is expected to be completed soon, while Ten Hag and his recruitment team turn their attention elsewhere.

The Daily Telegraph claims that the Red Devils are hoping to bring Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to Old Trafford before the transfer deadline as they look to provide competition for David de Gea.

And the Telegraph add that Man Utd are ‘considering signing a right-back, a midfielder or possibly even another forward before the transfer deadline’.

One player whose future is up in the air is Cristiano Ronaldo with the Portugal international still adamant that he wants a move away from the club before the deadline.

Following their 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday, Ten Hag addressed Ronaldo’s future, he said: “We played with him. So we want him to stay. That is what we want. I hope so.”

When asked if he was satisfied if Man Utd didn’t add to their forward line before the end of the window, Ten Hag replied: “We have Cristiano Ronaldo, we have Anthony Martial, we have Marcus Rashford, so then we are OK.”

Casemiro signed for Man Utd from Real Madrid on Monday and was only afforded the last ten minutes on the pitch against Southampton – but Ten Hag was delighted to get him involved.

“I think it was quite good for him to see what the Premier League is (like), its different style,” Ten Hag said.

“He has played some games, he played one time 90 minutes, but he is fit, he had a good pre-season with a lot of training sessions and now we have to integrate him in a team, in a way of play, and integrate him with his team-mates.”


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