Erik ten Hag seems certain to be the manager of Manchester United. Here are 5 Ajax Amsterdam players who could go to Old Trafford with Ten Hag.
Antony has proven himself to be one of the most exciting players in Europe with his impressive ball possession. In his second season at Ajax, the Brazilian had 12 goals and 8 assists in all competitions.
Antony is known as a modern winger. He usually receives the ball from the flank before attacking the penalty area and confronting defenders. This is the type of player the Red Devils have been lacking since Sir Alex Ferguson.
2. Edson Alvarez
Edson Alvarez is the quality Ajax central midfielder. United could be looking for. Not only is he flawlessly skilled, but he also has impressive leadership abilities. The 24-year-old player can play an important role in controlling gameplay and disabling opponents with his ability to control the match.
Alvarez is likely to become the first defensive midfielder the Red Devils will have, after Nemanja Matic.
3. Lisandro Martinez
Defense is still United‘s weak point as they conceded 40 goals in 29 Premier League matches. Central defenders like Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, and Victor Lindelof have all had problems and haven’t been in great form.
The Red Devils could recruit Lisandro Martinez to be the perfect partner for Raphael Varane. Having played in the midfield position, his technique and ability to pass the ball are undisputed. Martinez also has the discipline and good pace to support the defense.
4. Noussair Mazraoui
The right-back position is also a headache for Man United at this time. Diogo Dalot is not so excellent. Meanwhile, Aaron Wan-Bissaka does not know how to attack and defend.
Mazraoui showed his bravery at Ajax, where he joined the attack with impressive dribbling and passing abilities. Both Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in that Moroccan defender. Therefore, Man United must act quickly.
5. Ryan Gravenberch
Gravenberch is one of the few rising midfielders. Agent Mino Raiola is looking for a new and more attractive club for his client – Ryan Gravenberch.
Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer. It would make sense for Ten Hag to convince Gravenberch to follow him to Man United. The player plays as an organizing midfielder for Ajax but has the physicality and intelligence to execute precise passes.
Gravenberch is the perfect midfielder, controlling the midfield, while Fred and Scott McTominay cannot do at the moment.