• July 19, 2024

Opportunity arises for Erik ten Hag as target conveys message – Man Utd news

Erik ten Hag has been a longtime admirer of Leon Goretzka, and it seems that a transfer opportunity may be on the horizon for Manchester United. Goretzka, who currently plays for Bayern Munich, has reportedly grown frustrated recently, and his post-match interview has provided some encouragement for the Red Devils. United’s interest in Goretzka began before ten Hag’s appointment as manager, and last summer, the rumor mill was buzzing with speculation as senior figures at Old Trafford kept a close eye on his situation. However, no agreement was reached, and Goretzka himself ruled out an exit, expressing his love for the club, the city, and the fans. But now, the 28-year-old may be having a change of heart in the Bundesliga. In his last two appearances, Goretzka has been brought on as a substitute, with manager Thomas Tuchel favoring Raphael Guerreiro in midfield. On Sunday, Goretzka only played for 25 minutes in Bayern’s disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Werder Bremen. After the match, Goretzka made his displeasure known in an interview with German outlet Bild, indicating that he was not happy with his limited playing time. According to Bild, Goretzka’s frustration is mounting, and German legend Lothar Matthaus believes the decision to leave him out is puzzling, as Goretzka is a respected player with many friends in the team. He is known for his strong mentality and ability to contribute in the penalty area. The deteriorating relationship between Goretzka and Tuchel presents an opportunity for Manchester United to potentially sign the midfielder before the end of the month or during the summer transfer window. Goretzka has scored two goals and provided two assists in the Bundesliga this season, and his qualities of dynamism and power would be a valuable addition to ten Hag’s midfield. With the departures of Donny van de Beek and Hannibal Mejbri on loan, and rumors of Casemiro leaving at the end of the season, Goretzka could be the missing piece in United’s midfield.

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