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Tyrell Malacia travelling to Manchester on Sunday, as Man Utd book in medicals

Tyrell Malacia, Netherlands v Wales June 2022

Tyrell Malacia will travel to begin his medicals with Manchester United on Sunday ahead of his transfer from Feyenoord, it has been revealed.

Manchester United are set to make Malacia their first signing of the summer, and therefore of the Erik ten Hag era too. Personal terms have been agreed with the full-back, who will be costing a transfer fee of €15million (£12.9million) rising to €17million (£14.6million).

Malacia was on the verge of joining Lyon, before Manchester United interfered. Now, the player will be in the Premier League next season.

In fact, he is expected to be in England as early as tomorrow. According to transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano, Malacia will fly to Manchester on Sunday.

After he has landed, he will take the first part of his medical. Then, he will put pen to paper on his contract; it will run until 2026 with the option of a further year.

The transfer could become official on Monday, after Malacia concludes his final medical checks.

Once he becomes a Man Utd player officially, Malacia will be competing for a place at left-back. Currently, Ten Hag could choose between Luke Shaw and Alex Telles in that position.

Malacia would be a younger alternative at the age of 22. Already a five-time Netherlands international and with more than 100 Feyenoord appearances to his name, though, he has enough of his own experience to contribute.

Tyrell Malacia arrival kicks off Ten Hag theme

The addition of Malacia to the Man Utd squad should be the start of what could become a common transfer theme under Ten Hag.

There have been several links with players who share the Dutch nationality with the new manager. Frenkie de Jong is another major target, for example.

Tyrell Malacia to be first Manchester United signing

Tyrell Malacia to be first Manchester United signing

Manchester United have hijacked a deal for Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord who was set to join Lyon

Their road to signing him has not been easy, though, and that remains the case. Getting Malacia, in contrast, looks to have been easier, despite it looking at one stage as if he would be moving elsewhere.

He should be able to be part of their pre-season work under Ten Hag. It signals the start of a new era at Old Trafford.

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