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Man Utd intensify contact to agree deal for Frimpong, €40m fee required

Manchester United have intensified contact to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong this summer, according to SportBILD.

The Red Devils currently have Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as their right-back options, but the latter could leave the club.

His current contract expires at the end of next season and United have yet to negotiate a new long-term deal with him.

He could be sold to fund a move for a quality replacement and SportBILD report that United have intensified contact for Frimpong.

The Dutchman has a release clause worth €40 million in his contract, but it expires before the start of the 2024 European Championship.

Frimpong would be a quality signing for United

Dalot has been United’s main right-back under manager Erik ten Hag. The Portuguese has earned the spot with his improved offensive performances.

However, he has yet to make consistent goal contributions. Frimpong could be seen as an upgrade in that department amid his fantastic spell at Leverkusen.

Frimpong has registered 13 goals and 11 assists from 40 appearances, playing predominantly as a right wing-back this season.

The 23-year-old is also capable of operating from right-back which was his primary position during his time at Celtic and his early career at Leverkusen.

He would be a bargain signing for United at €40m, but the big question is whether the hierarchy can convince him to leave Leverkusen this summer.

It seemed possible at one stage, but the scenario changed when manager Xabi Alonso decided to stay with the German champions next term.

Frimpong could be tempted to return to Manchester, having started his youth career at Manchester City, but the lack of Champions League football could be another drawback for United.

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