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Man Utd have already agreed deal for defender

Man Utd have already agreed deal for defender

Tyrell Malacia news

Malacia to Man Utd complete
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Manchester United have reportedly completed the signing of Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia.

The 22-year-old was initially expected to join Lyon for €13m plus add-ons, but the Red Devils hijacked the deal at the 11th hour.

They have since persuaded the player to join them, and journalist Marcel van der Kraan has confirmed that the move is complete.

He told De Telegraaf: "The deal is done, and yesterday he spoke about his own terms.They were not so complicated because he already knew what he could earn at Lyon. Manchester United only had to go a little bit over that."

Malacia is an attacking left-back, and he has been hailed for his pace, overlapping runs and knack for attempting shots.

He should offer good competition to Luke Shaw next season, and could fancy his chances of becoming the first-choice.

Meanwhile, his arrival is expected to coincide with the departures of Alex Telles and Brandon Williams on permanent deals.

Telles has his sights on the Brazil World Cup squad, and needs to be playing regularly. There are suggestions that he could return to Porto.