According to rumors, Manchester United are preparing to unload a first-team player to help clear their salary bill, and Erik ten Hag has given him permission to leave Old Trafford.
What are the most recent Manchester United transfer rumors?
According to Football Insider, Manchester United is looking to bring in a midfielder and a defender before the transfer window closes, but they need to get players out the door first.
Previously, the Red Devils thought that selling Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire would give the requisite monies’ to finish their business in the window; however, both transactions failed, leaving Ten Hag in a difficult position and unable to facilitate arrivals.
According to Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia, Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat has been identified as a significant target by Manchester United and has been given a deadline of this Friday to decide his next steps amid interest from the Red Devils, Liverpool, and Atletico Madrid.
Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch is also attracting interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, with the Netherlands international reportedly commanding a £22 million fee this summer, according to The Mirror.
Regardless, it remains to be seen whether Manchester United can finance moves for either target given their current financial predicament. According to ESPN, Dutch coach Ten Hag is aiming to finalize a permanent exit for marginal player Donny van de Beek, and any monies raised will be used to bring in more players.
According to Football Insider, Manchester United defender Brandon Williams has agreed to join Sky Bet Championship club Ipswich Town after being left out of his team’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
According to the report, the £65k-a-week ace is about to leave Old Trafford for Portman Road on an initial loan agreement, which would likely contain an option-to-buy to bring him to Suffolk permanently.
Brandon Williams: Should Manchester United let him go?
Despite showing potential in the early stages of his Manchester United career, it is evident that Williams’ time at the club has come to an end, as he is now way down the pecking order behind the likes of Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.
According to Transfermarkt, Williams has made 51 appearances for the Red Devils since making his senior debut, scoring one goal and assisting three times.
Last season, the 22-year-old missed the majority of the season due to various injuries and made just one senior game for Manchester United, a five-minute cameo against Burnley in the EFL Cup.
Negotiations over Williams’ impending loan switch to Ipswich Town are ‘advancing,’ according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, and a buyout clause will be included in any agreement, which more or less confirms that his time at Manchester United is coming to an end.
Looking ahead, Williams will need to find a new environment where he can play regular football, and the opportunity to work with former Manchester United first-team coach Kieran McKenna could be ideal.