‘In love with Manchester’ – Bayern target keen on joining United

General view before the match.

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Manchester United could benefit from Jeremie Frimpong’s past at Manchester City, with the Bayern Munich target understood to be keen on a returning to the city.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been nothing short of a revelation in the second half of the season, and produced another impressive display to help United beat Everton 2-0 at Old Trafford.

However, the Englishman wasn’t even getting significant minutes off the bench early in Erik ten Hag’s tenure. In United’s opening game of the Europa League against Real Sociedad, the manager opted to move central-defender Victor Lindelof to right-back after taking off Diogo Dalot. Wan-Bissaka meanwhile remained an unused substitute.

The former Crystal Palace man has now become an important part of Ten Hag’s squad and has lately enjoyed more game-time than his counterpart.

Frimpong interested in Manchester United move

But in recent weeks, United have been heavily linked with Frimpong, who has caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs with his creative exploits at Bayer Leverkusen. The Dutchman has been involved in 13 goals in the Bundesliga this season.

Alongside the Premier League giants, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also thought to be monitoring Frimpong’s situation. The league leaders in Germany signed Joao Cancelo from City in January on loan, but are unlikely to turn the move into a permanent transfer.

However, a report from BILD has suggested that United are ahead in the race for Frimpong’s signature.

The 22-year-old is keen to join Ten Hag’s team and is reportedly in love with the city of Manchester. Frimpong played for City’s youth sides before moving to Germany from Scotland’s Celtic.

Despite Frimpong’s desire, Manchester United won’t get the exciting full-back for cheap in the summer.

Ten Hag wants to strengthen multiple positions at the end of the season. As such, it wouldn’t be the smartest decision to sign another right-back, especially considering Wan-Bissaka and Dalot’s performance. In March, Fabrizio Romano reported that the former’s resurgence could change the club’s transfer plans.