Ten Hag Decides On His Main Transfer Priority In January – Interested In Bundesliga Talent

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag inside the stadium before the match.

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Erik ten Hag’s summer signings have settled well at Carrington, and the Dutchman is now focused on further strengthening his squad in the upcoming transfer window.

Lisandro Martinez, Antony, Casemiro, and Christian Eriksen have quickly established themselves as guaranteed starters at Manchester United. Tyrell Malacia, meanwhile, has provided solid competition to Luke Shaw at left-back.

However, a number of positions still need to be addressed to ensure United comfortably finish in the Premier League top 4.

Diogo Dalot has had an encouraging start under Ten Hag, but a lack of competition at right-back could prove to be costly come the end of the season.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been injured for the better part of the Dutch coach’s reign. Additionally, he isn’t considered an ideal fit for Ten Hag’s system.

It is understood that the United boss’ main priority in January is to bring in a new right-back.

As per Florian Plettenberg, Jeremie Frimpong is one of the right-backs that United are looking at. The Dutch full-back is in fine goal-scoring form for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. His current deal expires in 2025.

Plettenberg added that the English outfit are also looking for a talented striker amid limited attacking options. Ahead of United’s Europa League outing on Thursday, Ten Hag confirmed Anthony Martial remains unavailable due to injury.