Bayer Leverkusen’s ‘crisis season’ could give Manchester United their opportunity to sign defender Jeremie Frimpong in the summer.

BILD cover the situation at the German club today, explaining how the Bundesliga’s sides struggles this season could have ‘consequences’ in the summer.

They are currently 10th in the table and risk missing all of their season goals, something which could lead to a complete overhaul of the squad once the campaign is done with.

Indeed sports boss Simon Rolfes has already admitted as much, telling Kicker “it’s going to be a different summer than the last one. there will be a lot more movement simply because of the contract terms.”

Frimpong is not one of those whose contract is set to expire or enter its final year, with his current deal expiring in 2025.

He is, though, being ‘hotly courted’ in England, with BILD explaining he is one of four players with interest from the Premier League who could bring in ‘well over ‘ €100m if they were to be sold.

They name Manchester United as the main side who are interested in the 22-year-old and they have certainly been heavily linked in the last few months.

A report in October insisted they were eyeing a right-back in January and had identified Frimpong as an option, with it then stated in November that it was ‘more and more likely’.

Then in December it was stated that Erik ten Hag was ‘pushing’ for a signing, with Frimpong one of three options being looked at.

No new right-back arrived in January but it remains something of a problem position, with neither Aaron Wan Bissaka or Diogo Dalot seemingly fancied by Erik ten Hag despite impressing in spells this season.

It’s a position they’re likely to want and improve this summer and it seems Frimpong could be available for the right price.

There is at least a feeling at Leverkusen that he could depart, with Rolfes admitting that they “will sue the summer to realign the squad”, a statement which indicates Manchester United may be given their chance to get their man.