Signing £42.5million star approved at Man Utd – He’s willing to secure OT move

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Man Utd have given the green light to hire the services of Matthijs de Ligt from Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.

The Old Trafford outfit are looking for a quality center back to replace Raphael Varane and the Dutch international is in the lime light again.

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According to The Times, INEOS has suggested the signing of De Ligt for Man Utd and Ten Hag has approved the idea of reuniting with the Oranje star.

Talks between the clubs have not started as yet but the Red Devils have been told that the defender has been put up for sale.

According to Florian Plettenberg, Man Utd have initiated talks with the surrounding of De Ligt to secure his signature.

The Sky Sports journalist has revealed the 24-year-old would be willing to move to Old Trafford as he does not want to warm the bench at the Allianz.

Reports this summer have indicated that the former Juventus star, who still has three years left on his contract with the Bavarians, is going to cost around £42.5million.

Last season, he only started 16 games in the league for Bayern. Moreover, at the European championships, thus far, the 45-capped international has only warmed the bench and is yet to feature under Koeman.

The coach has preferred skipper Virgil van Dijk and Stefan de Vrij in the central defense and De Ligt is expected to be on the bench again vs Romania next week.

Ten Hag’s Ajax side won the domestic double and almost reached the final of the CL in 2019 and De Ligt was his captain.

Should Man Utd now splash the cash to reunite the duo this summer?

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