According to reputed journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong remains on the radar of Manchester United.
The Dutch right-back has had an impressive season for Leverkusen, bagging five goals and seven assists from 30 appearances across all competitions.
His form has caught the eye of several elite European clubs and it has been widely reported that United are monitoring him ahead of a possible transfer.
Plettenberg now claims that the 22-year-old is still on the Red Devils’ radar, but no contact has been made with his agent or Leverkusen as of now.
Frimpong is currently contracted to the Bundesliga outfit until June 2025 but he is prepared to take the next step in his career at the end of the season.
United have difficult decision to make this summer
Earlier in the campaign, Diogo Dalot was United’s undisputed choice in the right-back role. Aaron Wan-Bissaka played just four minutes before the World Cup.
It was widely predicted that Wan-Bissaka could be sold for an attacking right-back, but the situation has completely changed with the 25-year-old’s mini-revival.
Since the World Cup, Wan-Bissaka has been fantastic defensively. In the Carabao Cup final, he won eight duels and seven tackles despite only coming on at half-time.
He completely nullified the Magpies’ threat from the left flank and there is now a big question mark over whether manager Erik ten Hag will pursue another right-back.
Frimpong is better going forward compared to Dalot and Wan-Bissaka, but may take time to adapt to the Premier League. Bundesliga stars have generally taken longer to settle.
The Dutchman, who has been described as ‘incredibly fast‘ by Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes, could be available for just €25 million during the summer.
He would be a bargain signing for the price mentioned, but in our opinion, Ten Hag could decide to stick with Dalot and Wan-Bissaka as his right-back options next season.
Dalot’s current deal expires in June next year, but United are in advanced talks over a new contract.
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