Romano Says Manchester United Are Unlikely to Raid Ajax Again, But Will Keep an Eye on Eredivisie


Fabrizio Romano suggested that Manchester United will not do business with Ajax in the near future.

The Red Devils signed Lisandro Martinez and Anthony in the summer, shortly after Eric Ten Hag became coach.

Donny van de Beek also moved to Old Trafford in 2020, and Romano believes that such an active route between the clubs is unlikely to lead to a significant increase in traffic in the near future.

However, he believes that United will continue to monitor the Eredivisie as they seek to improve their team and change it in the image and likeness of Ten Hag.

Speaking to Give Me Sport, a reliable reporter said: “It would be particularly interesting to see a club sign three or four players from the same club in one year.

“So I think it could be other clubs, but I’m sure United will keep an eye on that market.”

This is a market that has proved fruitful for United in the past, when Sir Alex Ferguson recruited players like Jaap Stam, Park Ji-sung and Ruud Van Nistelrooy directly from the Eredivisie.

Under the leadership of Ten Hag, three players have already transferred directly from the Dutch club, and Tyrell Malasia moved from Feyenoord along with a couple from Ajax in the summer transfer window.

In the summer, United was also closely linked with Jurrien Timber, although in the end the defender agreed to stay in Amsterdam and sign new terms.

According to Romano, this transfer is unlikely to be revived in the summer of 2023.

PSV’s Joey Wirman may be a more likely option, especially given United’s lack of midfielders progressing with the ball.

A very creative midfielder who is also usually good for scoring one or two goals, Veerman could easily fit into the squad as a cover or rotation option for Christian Eriksen or Bruno Fernandes.

Jesper Karlsson from AZ Alkmars was also mentioned, although as a left winger he may not be a priority target given United’s current capabilities on that flank.

Both players are 24 years old and they can contribute to the Ten Hag revolution at Old Trafford, but in any case, United will likely have to wait until the summer before such deals can take place.


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