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Erik ten Hag wants Man Utd to sign Edson Alvarez from West Ham

Manchester United are considering signing a new midfielder during the summer transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Red Devils will likely part ways with Sofyan Amrabat when his season-long loan from Fiorentina expires at the end of the month.

Casemiro could also head for the exit door after a disappointing 2023/24 campaign.

Romano claims United are in the market for a new midfielder, and it is ‘almost sure’ if Casemiro leaves the club this summer.

West Ham United’s Edson Alvarez is the option discussed internally by the Red Devils, and manager Erik ten Hag rates him.

However, a deal will be difficult as the Hammers consider him to be a key player.

Alvarez could cost premium fee from West Ham

The Mexico international was regularly linked with United during his time at Ajax, considering he was formerly managed by Ten Hag at the club.

Alvarez eventually joined the Hammers in a deal worth £35 million last summer, and he was impressive as Declan Rice’s successor.

The 26-year-old, who has won three league titles in his career, was brilliant from the defensive midfield role with a passing accuracy of 86 percent.

He averaged 2.6 tackles and 5.3 recoveries per league game with 2.3 clearances. Alvarez won five duels per outing and lost possession on 8.4 occasions.

His pressing and work rate was admirable. Ten Hag may see him as a successor to Casemiro, who lost possession on 12 occasions on average last term.

Alvarez could be interested in a reunion with his former boss, but the Hammers are unlikely to let him go on the cheap in the current transfer window.

They could easily demand double the price at which he was signed. With a limited transfer budget, United are unlikely to make an offer unless they can recoup significant funds.

Casemiro’s potential move to the Saudi Pro League would be helpful, but he is determined to continue in European football. The midfielder recently turned down Bayern Munich.

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