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Manchester United Closing In On Signing Bayer Leverkusen's Jeremie Frimpong

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United are reportedly closing in on the signing of Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong. The youngster is a product of Manchester City academy and could be on the move to join a rival team.

The youngster has attracted interest from top clubs with his great performances. He has found the back of the net six times and set up eight more in 31 outings this season.

The former City player offers versatility as he can play as a right-wing back and an out-and-out right-back. He has a total of 17 strikes for Leverkusen in 78 appearances since joining January 2021.

The 22-year-old is contracted ro Bayern until 2025 and Leverkusen may find it hard to keep him or demand a huge fee for the youngster.

Bundesliga expert Christian Falk while speaking to Caught Offside hinted that United boss Erik ten Hag is edging closer to landing his fellow Dutchman who he wanted to sign during the January transfer window.

The youngster spent nine years at the City academy and left for Celtic in 2019 without making a senior appearance for the Citizens. He went ahead to win an SPFL, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup treble during the 2019/20 campaign with Celtic. He therefore switched to Leverkusen in a deal worth €11m (£9.7m).

The youngster received a call up to Louis van Gaal's squad for the 2022 World Cup, however, he was an unused substitute across the five appearances in Qatar.

Frimpong's arrival at Old Trafford would mean that United are willing to part ways with Wan Bissaka who has just managed seven Premier League games starts this season. The former Palace start has been demoted to the bench and Diogo Dalot has been preferred to start ahead of him.

Wan-Bissaka has been linked with a move back to Palace with his contract set to expire in 2024 as well as Dalot's contract. United however are confident that they will tie down the Portuguese to a new long-term deal.

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