Manchester United and Chelsea receive major transfer boost by Erik Ten Hag’s statement

Tanish Chachra
|Published June 28, 2020

Manchester United and Chelsea receive major transfer boost with the recent statement made by Erik Ten Hag’s claim over his players’ future.

Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag dropped a heavy transfer boost to Chelsea and Manchester United after he announced that three key players from his squad – Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico might leave the club this summer.

“The transfer market will start in August – the top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained,” Ten Hag told Het Parool.

“The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much. Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad.

“Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico, but it remains to be seen whether the market is indeed breaking loose.

“For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age.” he further said.

Andre Onana has been rumoured to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has been very underwhelming for manager Frank Lampard. Whereas, Tagliafico is heavily linked with the Blues, as they are looking for an upgrade at the position of left-back.

Meanwhile, Manchester United is fully dedicated to land Van De Beek at the Old Trafford, but in this transfer pursuit, they are facing a challenge from Real Madrid, who are also interested.

Onana and Tagliafico are comparatively economical buys for Chelsea, whereas Van De Beek has been financially rated higher by the Dutch club and would probably cost a lot to the Red Devils.

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But in the dream of bolstering the squad, both teams can be compelled to break their banks and hire their preferred targets this summer.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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