June 7, 2022 || 11:53 am

Erik ten Hag ‘prepares £34m bid’ with Man Utd leading race for summer signing

The Red Devils are wi’lling to pay additio’nal bonuses worth a further £4.3m (€5m) for the midfielder, who is al’so being pursued by Premier League rivals Wolves and Newc’astle.

Erik ten Hag, the new ma’nager of Manchester United, wa’nts to make his stamp on the squad in his first window in comm’and. He wants to enhance his defence, and A’jax star Jurrien Timber has been exten’sively connected with making the same move as his former ma’nager.

Erik ten Hag ‘prepares £34’m bid’ with Man Utd leading race for summer signing Erik ten Hag is preparing a £34 mi’llion bid, with Manchester United dominating the race for a sum”mer signing

Matthijs de Ligt of Juve’ntus and Pau Torres of Villarr’eal are other rumoured targets for United. However, Ina’cio’s name can now be added to the mi’x.

Portuguese retailer Acco”rding to A Bola, United have a competitive advantage over both Wolves and Newcastle in th’eir pursuit of the 20-year-old centre-back. W”olves and Newcastle are not appealing to the player, who would prefer to jo’in a team vy’ing for major trophies.

United has not won a trophy in ne’arly five years, wit’h its most recent Premier League victory co’ming in 2013. However, th’e club is hoping that the signing of Ten Hag can inspire a com’eback to success in the following seasons.

Inacio’s Sporting contr’act includes a release clause wort’h roughly £38.4 million (€45 million). Unite’d is not currently willing to pay that much upfront, but the bon’uses proposed would bring the su’m total to the same amount as the clause val’ue.

Inacio came via Sporting’s aca’demy and made his debut in October 2020, at the age of 19. He has aro’und 50 Liga N’O’S league appearances and has represented Portugal fro’m under-17 to under-21 level.

Inacio, like Torres and De L’igt, is a true center-back. Timber, on the other hand, can play at right-back and m’ight be a replace’ment for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who is no’t in Ten Hag’s plans.

Inacio, who is only 20 ye’ars old, might be a pote’ntial signing for United. He would have to cont’end for a starting berth alongsi’de club captain Harry Maguire and Fr’ance star Raphael Var’ane, as well as any other defender Ten Hag brin’gs in.

United have made no sig’nings this summer. Their top obje’ctives in attack and midfield are Darwin Nu’nez and Frenkie de Jong, respect’ively.

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