Man Utd’s leaked transfer list has ruled out Erik ten Hag and ruled out a January move. – Blessing Sports News

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Manchester United have been the Premier League’s biggest spenders in recent transfer windows, with new boss Erik ten Hag boosting almost £250m in his first summer in charge.

Today marks three weeks since the end of Eric Ten Hag’s first transfer window in charge of Manchester United.

The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford to revamp the squad coming off the worst season in the club’s Premier League history. Armed with a reputation for developing talent and delivering a progressive and exciting brand of football, observers recognized the scale of the task on his hands.

Ten Hag’s insistence on being in the driver’s seat when it comes to hiring decisions is a welcome development, as some of his predecessors have been sidelined by market bias. His impact on acquisitions has been clear, with four of the five biggest signings directly linked to the new manager.

Anthony, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen all trained or played for Ajax Ten Ha, while Tyrell was a highly-rated Malaysian Eredivisie contender. Even if the level of control is questionable, ultimately the results depend on whether the right approach is taken.

The trend comes after Ralf Rangnick turned down an offer to stay on as an adviser to United’s new boss. Despite the failure of the ship, Rangnick has a track record of challenging talent and has done so regularly during his time at the Red Bull-owned club.

According to the Manchester Evening News , Rangnick and Ten Haag had a phone call about recruitment, with the German drawing up a list of potential targets. However, none of the five players on offer arrived at Old Trafford when the game ended on 1 September. Here, Mirror Football takes a look at each player, how they’ve fared in the weeks since, and whether there’s any resurgence of interest. .

Ralf Rangnick has given Erik ten Hag a list of potential targets ahead of his departure from Man United

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
US decision makers were unlikely to act anyway if they lost Haaland in 2020. His form at Borussia Dortmund always meant the Norwegian could be picked by the world’s best clubs, and at the time the Red Devils would hardly admit to being one of them.

His inclusion at Manchester City will be something to cherish for years to come. Especially if his early exploits in a sky blue shirt continue. Haaland scored 11 goals in the Premier League, three more than United. His next game? Joined Etihad.

Josko Guardiol (RB Leipzig)

Croatian defender Josko Guardiol has been labeled a “must buy” by Rangnik

While Rangnick recommends all the players on this list, Guardiol is labeled as a “must buy”. United would have spent big on a centre-back, but decided not on the Croatia international, but on Ten Hag’s advice, they spent £55m.

But while his advice fell on deaf ears at Old Trafford, Chelsea clearly agreed with Rangnick and made a £77.4million bid for the 20-year-old. Leipzig were able to extend his contract for another 12 months, which was turned down.

That did little to quell speculation of a future move, especially after Gavrdiol hinted at a move in January. “I’m happy in Leipzig, I have a lot to learn and I need to work on myself. I have people involved with it, I haven’t thought about a transfer. We’ll see what happens in the winter.”

If United want to do business at the start of 2023, the Bundesliga side will need to make him the most expensive defender in history with an £85m demand.

Konrad Leimer (RB Leipzig)
Prices for most of these targets will only go one way, but Laimer will be cheaper when the window reopens. The centre-half’s contract expires next summer and, this time valued at £40m, could see a significant drop in January.

Liverpool are said to be in the market for Laimer and could extend his contract in a few months. Bayern Munich – as they often do – will look to acquire the biggest talent from their domestic rivals.

“It’s not my thing to rush. “If I change the club, I want to think and decide calmly, not overnight,” he said earlier this month. “Especially with the World Cup, the first half of the season is so short that you don’t have time to find your feet.”

“It’s not my thing to rush. “If I change the club, I want to think and decide calmly, not overnight,” he said earlier this month. “Especially with the World Cup, the first half of the season is so short that you don’t have time to find your feet.”

Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

Christopher Nkunku will arrive at Man United at an expensive price

If one player could sum up United’s flawed selection process, it was perhaps the prolific Nkunku. After leaving Paris Saint-Germain, the forward enjoyed the best season of his career in 2021/22, scoring 35 goals in all competitions.

So Rangnick was furious when he discovered that United had not produced a report on France. That mistake was quickly rectified and the Red Devils watched him in the summer window.

Nkunku has signed a new contract with Leipzig until 2026, and he has started the new campaign in good form, scoring six times in 11 appearances. He could be another player eyeing a move after the World Cup, but United will have to battle Europe’s elite to sign him.

Aurelien Chuameni (Monaco)
Like Erling Haaland, United’s chances of signing Tchouameni always fall somewhere between the ‘slim’ and ‘none’ zones. His £70million move to Real Madrid was one of the biggest windows and he immediately showed he was at the level required by the European champions.

In a midfield trio that includes Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, the Frenchman couldn’t get a better football education. Chuameni will be a key cog for Real for years to come.

If Casemiro, or his replacement at the Bernabeu, is anything to go by, United will surely be in this line-up in the sweltering summer of 2028.

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