Manchester United have definitively taken over Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord. The left back exchanges the Kuip for Old Trafford for an amount of fifteen million euros, excluding two million in bonuses. Malacia signs a contract in Manchester until the summer of 2026 with an option for another season.
Malacia seemed well on its way to Peter Bosz’s Olympique Lyon at the end of last month, but Manchester United struck at the last minute. Lyon and Malacia had already reached an agreement between themselves, but the French club has not yet reached an agreement with Feyenoord. Manchester United turned out to be a lot more decisive and took him away from Lyon.
Malacia says on the club website that it is happy with this step. “It’s an incredible feeling to be at Manchester United. This is a new chapter for me, a new league with new teammates and a great manager. From playing against his teams in the Premier League, I know what qualities he has and what he demands of his players.”
“I know I am still young and will continue to develop and I can promise United fans that every time I pull the red shirt I will leave everything on the pitch. I will always be grateful to Feyenoord for everything they have given me and my family.”
John Murtough, football director of Manchester United, said: “Tyrell is an exciting, dynamic young footballer with outstanding experience for his age, including five seasons in the Premier League, a European final and full caps for the Netherlands. We look forward to seeing him develop in the coming years under the leadership of Erik ten Hag.”
At Manchester United, he will have to compete with Luke Shaw and Alex Telles in left-back. Malacia made his debut for Feyenoord in 2017, where he played 137 first-team appearances.
Eriksen on the way
Earlier this week, Christian Eriksen’s management announced an oral agreement with the club. The Dane, who suffered a cardiac arrest thirteen months ago in Copenhagen during the European Championship match between Denmark and Finland, comes over from Brentford. That club picked up Eriksen from Inter last winter after his rehabilitation. He was no longer allowed to play football in Italy because of a defibrillator implanted in him.
Eriksen, who had been training with Young Ajax for a while, signed a six-month contract with Brentford at the end of January. Eriksen has made 11 appearances in the Premier League, scoring one goal and providing four assists. He made such an impression that Ten Hag brought him to Manchester.
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