Manchester United plan to sell up to THIRTEEN players this summer to make room for new stars in defence, midfield AND attack – as the Red Devils continue to support Erik ten Hag ahead of another summer overhaul
- Manchester United are preparing for a summer eviction of first-team players
- Up to 13 players could leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window
- Meanwhile, the club have also held meetings with Jeremie Frimpong representatives
Manchester United are preparing to clear deadwood this summer as Erik ten Hag’s revolution continues to take shape at Old Trafford.
Once the season is over and United have found out if they could contribute to their Carabao Cup success, attention will turn to the summer transfer window.
United have had trouble moving players with many previously handed-over bumper deals at the Premier League giants in the past, but the club are now preparing to leave up to 13 players.
The club sacked eight first-team players on permanent deals last summer but have only been able to recoup just over £10m as some stars like Paul Pogba scaled down their deals and left for free while others were sold cheap.
A new string of departures is now expected after Ten Hag spent a season at the helm to decide who is good enough to last at Old Trafford as the Dutchman’s recovery enters a new phase.
Club captain Harry Maguire is a player whose future at Old Trafford is still open
Anthony Elanga (left) is expected to leave the club in the summer while Anthony Martial (right) could also be on the way
Sweden international Anthony Elanga has made just 24 appearances in all competitions and just five starts in the Premier League. Over 12 clubs are interested in earning his signature and the winger is keen for a new challenge outside of United.
Eric Bailly is expected to leave permanently but will not join current loan club Marseille, who have been unimpressed by their Ligue 1 performances this season. There would have been a £5m fee after 19 league games but they are keen to send the 28-year-old back.
The future of club captain Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek, Brandon Williams and Anthony Martial is still open.
Erik ten Hag is looking to continue his squad building at Old Trafford in the summer
Discussions were also held with the representatives of Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong
Matt Hargreaves, formerly of Adidas, became United’s new chief transfer negotiator in March and must work quickly to get players out the door and newcomers to Old Trafford before the team embarks on their pre-season tour of America.
As for the arrivals, meetings have been held with Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong’s representatives as Ten Hag looks to strengthen his defence.
However, your priority remains a striker, then a midfielder, a centre-back, a right-back and possibly a goalkeeper if funds allow such high spending.
Amad Diallo has impressed on loan at Sunderland and could be given a chance to continue his development in the United first-team, while his promising youngster Facundo Pellistri could be loaned out once a new deal with United is agreed.