It is pretty evident that Manchester United is set to strengthen the defense in the winter transfer window.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Manchester United and Chelsea are frontrunners for Inter right-back Denzel Dumfries.
The Netherlands international joined Inter from PSV for a fee in the region of 14.25 million euros in August 2021. His contract expires in the summer of 2025.
The right-back has found the back of the net on two occasions and picked up three assists in 20 matches for Inter this season across various competitions.
He is considered to be the best right-back in Netherlands. His record for Netherlands is also impressive. Dumfries has scored six goals in 42 matches for Netherlands at senior level.
His impressive performances last two seasons have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Erik ten Hag is eager to add a right-back to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him. The Netherlands international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Ten Hag wants to target in the winter transfer window.
The Red Devils’ manager will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this winter and the Inter right-back is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
The former PSV man can also play as a full-back, offering Erik ten Hag a different option should he change his formation at Manchester United.
According to the report, “Manchester United are pushing to sign Inter Milan fullback Denzel Dumfries next month. La Gazzetta dello Sport says United are looking to sign Dumfries in the January transfer window. Diogo Dalot is currently the Reds’ first-choice right-back, but Erik ten Hag wants to add competition in the position – especially with Aaron Wan-Bissaka having played just 76 minutes this season. It was previously reported that Dumfries would only be sold in the summer for €60million, but Inter are now thought to be open to selling the player in the upcoming transfer window. The report claims that Premier League rivals Chelsea are also keen on the player.”
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Manchester United will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Dumfries to join the club.
The Red Devils will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Inter to the negotiating table. They have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Good signing for Manchester United?
Signing the 26-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Erik ten Hag.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at Old Trafford.
It will be interesting to see if United can beat their rivals to the right-back’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.