On June 28th, multiple reports explained Manchester United have made a move for Tyrell Malacia, trumping Lyon, who had been confident of signing the Feyenoord player.
Later that day, the Eredivisie side’s technical director, Frank Arnesen, confirmed his side have reached an agreement with the Red Devils for the left-back.
Arnesen had also admitted the deal could be closed quickly if the 22-year-old says yes to Erik ten Hag’s side.
There seems to be positive development on this front for United, if a report from L’Equipe is to be believed.
After the news broke yesterday of United trying to hijack Lyon’s deal for the Netherlands international, the Ligue 1 side made an effort to meet Feyenoord’s demands by raising their offer by €1m. However, they were left ‘without success’.
That’s because the fullback told Lyon he has ‘decided to join’ Manchester United. This is a big blow for Peter Bosz’s side in their chase for the Dutchman.
L’Equipe state that internally, the French club believe Malacia’s agent used them to ‘push United into action’. The representatives were waiting for an opportunity.
When United stepped in, Malacia, who already had an agreement with Lyon, changed his mind at the last second and has now decided to join Ten Hag’s side.