Manchester United & Newcastle set for summer transfer battle for Jeremie Frimpong – Man United News And Transfer News


Manchester United have two season-defining games ahead of them this week, with Barcelona visiting for the second leg of the Europa League ahead of the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United at the weekend.

Eric ten Hag has so far exceeded the expectations set before him when he was appointed as the new director.

United are battling on all four fronts despite a weak squad and multiple injuries at the same time.

The right-back issue is now resolved

The spot at right-back is settled at the start of the season as Diogo Dalot has played all but one game and Aaron Wan-Bissaka appears to be sent off after scoring just four minutes of action. It appeared to be one of the key areas in need of action. before the world cup.

But an injury at the Qatar show gave the former Crystal Palace defender a chance to shine, and he grabbed it with both hands with impressive plays against Manchester City and Barcelona.

Despite a strong defensive job and an improving attacking side of his game, Ten Hag seems keen to add an attacking right-back in the summer to complement Dalot.

And if the Red Devils end up recruiting a full-back, Wan-Bissaka’s departure could be on the cards as he no longer wants to play a backup role.

Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremy Frimpong is one of the potential destinations.

Possibility of a new RB in the summer

The Dutch defender has been really active at both ends of the pitch at Leverkusen this season. He has made 21 league appearances so far, scoring five goals and he has three assists, keeping the team to his five clean sheets.

His performance has also prompted Newcastle to take notice of his services and are eager to add a full-back, alternating with Kieran Trippier, who is set to turn 33 next season.

According to Ben Jacobs’ CaughtOffside column, both United and Newcastle are eyeing the Leverkusen right-back as a summer transfer target.

“More generally, there are a few other full-backs to watch. Leverkusen’s Jeremy Frimpong has been pursued by Newcastle and Manchester United.”

The Dutchman is currently valued at £25million, according to Transfermarkt, but Leverkusen wants a bidding war to push the price even higher.