BREAKING: Man Utd forced into rethink over £50m signing that looked nailed on after change in transfer strategy

Erik ten Hag has been forced to consider cheaper alternatives as Manchester United are reportedly unable to sanction a £50million move for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana.

The 27-year-old had been identified by the Dutchman as the perfect replacement for David De Gea, who could be closing in on a free transfer switch to Saudi Arabia after his Old Trafford contract expired on Friday…..CONTINUE READING

Ten Hag is known to want a new No.1 who is more comfortable in possession, with Onana regarded as one of the best in that regard.

The Cameroon international is also keen on a move to the Premier League, although it means United having to match Inter’s asking price of £50m.

And the fact that United have already agreed a £60m fee with Chelsea for Mason Mount means they are now walking a Financial Fair Play tightrope, forcing them to target a cheaper keepr option – according to Metro.

Ten Hag is thought to have a budget of around £120m this summer and is expected to use the remaining funds on landing a new No.9.

New striker more of a Ten Hag need

Atalanta attacker Rasmus Hojlund remains the favourite to join the club in that regard, with Corriere dello Sport claiming a €35m bid has been lodged.

But in terms of where United stand on the keeper front, Ten Hag cannot justify spending £50m on Onana when striker is a more pressing need.

That leaves the Red Devils looking at cheaper options instead, including the likes of Frankfurt stopper Kevin Trapp and Brentford’s David Raya.

The Athletic also claims that United have made contact with Feyenoord over a move for Justin Bijlow, although the Dutch giants are unwilling to sell…..CONTINUE READING

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