Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants to have the final say on the transfer business once Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s minority investment in the club is approved.
The Dutchman was promised a veto on all transfers when he was hired in 2022.
According to ESPN, ‘the veto is written into Ten Hag’s contract and he expects the clause to be honoured despite a change of personnel at the top of the football department’.
The Red Devils announced last week that Ratcliffe and his INEOS partners have agreed to a £1.3 billion investment in the club.
Transfers have been a major worry in the Ten Hag era
Ten Hag has overseen three transfer windows during his tenure at United.
We ranked all the 16 arrivals under his watch, and most of them proved to be below average.
Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen were the only three players deemed good enough.
Rasmus Hojlund and Andre Onana can hopefully join the above list, but their inconsistent start to the season has not helped the Dutchman.
One of the biggest mistakes Ten Hag has made is signing Antony from Ajax in a deal worth around £85 million.
The Brazilian attacker has featured 21 times in this campaign and has yet to score or assist.
Ten Hag should have some authority over the transfers. Being the manager, he must have a powerful voice over the players he wants to coach.
However, Ratcliffe wants to restructure the football operations at United.
It is yet to be seen if they can take away the veto power from Ten Hag, which is mentioned in his contract.
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