Man Utd Agree £13m Deal With Premier League Club For Midfielder’s Transfer

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Man Utd’s transfer activity has intensified following the start of pre-season training under new manager Erik ten Hag.

The Red Devils announced the arrival of Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord on Tuesday. The 22-year-old left-back follows Ten Hag to the Premier League from the Eredivisie in a deal worth an initial €15m.

Meanwhile, United also succeeded in convincing Christian Eriksen to join their new project. The creative midfielder, who came up through the Ajax academy, was high on the 52-year-old tactician’s list of incoming transfers, following his impressive return to football at Brentford, who were very keen to extend his stay.

However, Eriksen has verbally agreed to sign a three-year contract at Old Trafford and will undergo a medical this week.

On the day United unveiled the Feyenoord talent, they also accepted a bid to sell one of their own academy products.

As per Fabrizio Romano, United have struck an agreement with Fulham for Andreas Pereira. The newly promoted Premier League side will pay an initial £10m, with a further £3 million in add-ons for the midfielder’s services.

Pereira, whose initial desire was to extend his stay with Flamengo, has now given his nod to move to Fulham. He will pen a three-year contract with an option for a further year.

The 26-year-old managed to find his feet in his native Brazil, making 52 appearances for Flamengo, but the Rio de Janeiro based outfit decided against turning his loan into a permanent move. Instead, the Brazilian giants have signed former Inter Milan star Arturo Vidal on a free transfer.

At this moment it’s unclear what his role will be at Craven Cottage, but Fulham need a new playmaker following Fabio Carvalho’s switch to Liverpool. Manager Marco Silva has also signed Portugal international Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon to strengthen his side’s midfield.