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Erik ten Hag is still asking the club to sign this Chelsea player

By Harry Smith

Erik ten Hag is still asking the club to sign this Chelsea player

The new manager has reiterated his desire to sign his former Ajax player

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We are only three weeks away from the transfer market to close and Manchester United have only made three signings this summer. This comes as unexpected for some people because you would think that if you bring someone like Erik ten Hag as manager, you would have strengthened the squad with more players coming in.

 While Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martínez have arrived this summer, the club has been waiting for Frenkie De Jong to make a decision, only because he is the number one target for ten Hag. This has made the club leave other transfer targets unattended, causing no more players to have arrived.

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Today Samuel Luckhurst, who is very close to the club, reported that the Dutch manager is being met with resistance from the Manchester United board for his interest in signing Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech. The Dutch manager considers him the best alternative to Antony available in the market as he already knows him from their time together at Ajax.

Luckhurst claims that the Red Devils management does not want to make an effort in signing Ziyech from Chelsea even though The Blues want the player to leave. They argue that the London side could demand Manchester United more money for the player in comparison to other clubs because they are a direct rival in the league.

Erik ten Hag and Hakim Ziyech’s history

No one has coached Ziyech in more matches throughout his career than Erik ten Hag. The Dutchman played him in 100 games at Ajax, where the Moroccan displayed the best football years of his career. Under ETH, he scored 35 goals and handed out 53 assists, developing into one of the best players in the world.

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