Manchester United attempt to hijack Lyon’s deal with Feyenoord for left-back Tyrell Malacia (22)

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are trying to hijack Lyon’s deal with Feyenoord for 22-year old left-back Tyrell Malacia. A verbal agreement between Lyon and the Dutch club has already been made – with Manchester United jumping in to disrupt the deal before it will be signed. Dutch sources suggest that talks are being held to reach an agreement for Malacia, who has the same agent as fellow countryman and United target Frankie de Jong.

Lyon reportedly agreed a €15m deal last week for the young left-back, with the Malacia wanting to join Dutch coach Peter Bosz at OL. According to RMC, Lyon’s acquisition by John Textor is also said to have sped up discussions for the player, who was under contract until 2024 at Feyenoord. 

The Rotterdam-born Dutch international – who has 5 caps for his country –  made 50 appearances across all competitions last season, scoring once and assisting five times. He made his debut for the first team in the the 2017/18 season for Feyenoord. 

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