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Man United ‘keen’ on signing 23-year-old full-back, Reds have made ‘regular visits’ to watch player in action this season: report

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Man United have eyes on Bayer Leverkusen right-back, Jeremie Frimpong.

Manchester United’s season has been disappointing to this point. The pressure is growing on Erik ten Hag. A poor display against Brentford will not help the Dutchman as we approach a massive summer transfer window – both on and off the field.

Regardless of who is sitting in the dugout, signings simply have to be made. This squad is still very average in several key positions. Right-back is one of those spots.

Diogo Dalot has been better recently, though he’s sometimes deployed over in the left-back slot, so bulking up on the right-hand side of defence does make sense.

Jeremie Frimpong is a name that was heavily linked with a United move last summer. That transfer didn’t come to fruition. However, the Dutchman is still being linked with a possible Old Trafford switch.

It’s The Sun on Sunday with the claim. They write that United are still ‘keen’ on signing the 23-year-old full-back, though they could face competition from Manchester City for Frimpong’s signature.

It’s stated United have made ‘regular visits’ to watch the player in action this season, with Frimpong impressing for Bundesliga leaders, Bayer Leverkusen.

The right-back has a one-off £35m release clause in his contract, which can only be activated this summer, despite having a deal that runs until 2028.

Understandably, Leverkusen are desperate to keep ahold of Frimpong, though they may be powerless if that £35m release clause is met.

United are looking to ‘bolster’ their back line this summer, hoping for more production in that right-back position. Frimpong certainly feels like an upgrade, though would he even consider swapping Leverkusen for United right now? I’m not sure…

Do you think a Man United move to sign Jeremie Frimpong would make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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