Daily Star said, Erik ten Hag wanted to quickly remove the players he considered redundant compared to the requirements. After Mason Mount, MU is expected to receive at least 2 more contracts, both for defense and attack.
However, the plan of MU relies heavily on liquidation of players because not everyone is easy to sell. In the immediate future, the names Erik ten Hag wants to push away include Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Elanga and Dean Henderson.
With Henderson it was easy, as he returned to ‘base’ at Carrington after the end of his loan term from Nottingham Forest just to get it right before moving on permanently.
Meanwhile, the sale of Harry Maguire is said to become even more difficult after the midfielder seriously increased his salary after MU had a ticket to attend. Champions League next season.
However, there is consolation that MU certainly cannot collect the £80 million spent on Harry Maguire, but can still report ‘profit’ under the Financial Fair Play thanks to the loophole in this regulation.
Specifically, because MU agreed to pay the above £ 80 million for Leicester City in 6 years, it still owes the Foxes £ 26.6 million. So if you could sell Maguire now for just £30m, that would still count for a profit of £5m, based on depreciation.
With the remaining players Eric Bailly, Alex Telles, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Elanga, MU is currently looking for ‘matches’ to… help solve their headaches. Fred has Mourinho’s interest in bringing back AS Roma, but an official move from the Serie A representative has not yet been made.
Meanwhile, MU is negotiating to bring in goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan. Coach Erik ten Hag identified his former student at Ajax as the number 1 goalkeeper of MU next season.
He also wants the Red Devils recruitment team to complete this deal as soon as possible, because he wants Andre Onana on the US tour, with a friendly match taking place on July 20.