23-yr-old leaves Manchester United to join another English side on permanent transfer

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag speaks with Manchester United players.

Nathan Bishop leaves Manchester United on a permanent transfer Reuters/Ed Sykes.

Manchester United have found an agreement with Sunderland for the permanent transfer of Nathan Bishop to the Stadium of Light.

Bishop, 23, joins the English side – where Amad Diallo enjoyed a prolific last season – for an undisclosed fee and becomes the seventh United player to leave on a permanent transfer, which has been the trend for the Red Devils this summer instead of the usual loan departures.

United set out in this transfer window to raise funds through sales to ensure Erik ten Hag gets his preferred target without negatively impacting the club’s situation concerning Financial Fair Play regulations. However, apart from Anthony Elanga’s exit for a fee in the region of £15 million, they’ve not made any significant sales.

Leeds targeting Manchester United full-back

United still have a number of players who are considered surplus to requirements, and John Murtough, the club’s director of football, would hope to fetch attractive figures for some of them before the close of the window.

Fred might prove to be the biggest sale of the summer from Old Trafford, with the Brazilian midfielder understood to be attracting interest from Fulham in the Premier League and Galatasaray in Turkey.

Another player that United should be open to cut ties with for a reasonable fee is, Brandon Williams. According to The Independent, Leeds United are interested in the full-back. Leeds’ current manager is Daniel Farke, who worked with Williams at Norwich City during the 2021-22 season.

It’s thought that the club’s hierarchy is willing to part ways with the academy graduate, who only managed one senior appearance under Ten Hag last campaign.

Meanwhile, Real Sociedad are in talks with United to sign Donny van de Beek, who akin to Williams struggled with injuries as well as quality squad competition in Ten Hag’s first year at the club.