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Erik Ten Hag's Manchester United Transfer Wishlist And Transfer Budget Emerges, 12 Players Will Leave

Jack Kenmare

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Erik Ten Hag's Manchester United Transfer Wishlist And Transfer Budget Emerges, 12 Players Will Leave

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Erik ten Hag will make major changes in the opening months of his reign at Old Trafford, according to reports, with up to 12 players set to leave the club this summer.

It looks increasingly likely that Ten Hag will be named as Manchester United's permanent manager in the coming days.

The 52-year-old, who has been in charge of Eredivisie side Ajax since 2017, will sign a three or four year deal at the Premier League strugglers, say The Guardian.

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That report also suggests Ten Hag has been granted the final say on any transfer business and with the team underperforming, rumours are already swirling around potential additions to the squad.

Now, a list of arrivals and departures has emerged.

The Mirror report that six players – Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Lee Grant – are all out of contract this summer and will therefore depart.

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Image credit: Alamy

In addition to the above, Ten Hag could also allow the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, Alex Telles, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Eric Bailly to leave in an overhaul that we haven't seen at Old Trafford for years, if ever.

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Image credit: Alamy

So who will Ten Hag look to bring in to strengthen his United squad?

According to the same report, United are said to be interested in England internationals Harry Kane and Declan Rice, although those transfers could wipe out the £200 million transfer budget with ease.

More realistic, and cheaper, options include Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, who has been in fine form for the Portuguese side this season, scoring 31 goals in 37 games in all competitions.

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, another name that has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, is also mentioned in the report as Ten Hag looks to strengthen key areas of the squad.

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Image credit: Alamy

All we know is, Erik ten Hag has a serious job on his hands if he does decide to take the job at Old Trafford.

On Tuesday night, following the club's embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the league, interim boss Ralf Rangnick admitted United were six years behind Jurgen Klopp's men.

"Jurgen came six years ago and if you compare the squad he inherited, he came after eight or nine games and finished eighth, this is roundabout where we are currently," the former RB Leipzig boss said after full time.

"He had a point average of that season of 1.6 but with every transfer window after that they develop the kind of squad we have today."

Thoughts on the players who could depart Old Trafford this summer? Who should they sign?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Manchester United, Transfers, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Declan Rice, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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