Erik ten Hag has identified Dutch star as Manchester United’s defensive target

Erik ten Hag has identified Dutch star as Manchester United's defensive target

According to reports, Manchester United chose to scout Dean Huijsen, an on-loan Roma defender, who has impressed Erik ten Hag.

After recent signings of players like Tyrell Malacia and Wout Weghorst, Ten Hag might add another Dutchman to his squad.

La Gazzetta Dello Sport has named Huijsen as the latest Dutchman to be linked with Man United as he gains confidence while on loan at Roma from Juventus.

Huijsen was supposed to go to Frosinone so that Juventus could be more certain about how much playing time he would receive, but since Roma won the race to take him on loan, they have utilised him in all six of their games.

According to La Gazzetta, Man Utd are among the teams interested in him. They will be scouting him over the coming months as they prepare to upgrade their own defense.

French defender Raphael Varane has an uncertain future at Old Trafford along with Victor Lindelof. Jonny Evans is not getting any younger while Harry Maguire is still unpredictable.

ten Hag’s only certain choice to start at central defense right now is Lisandro Martinez. United are looking for another centre-back and they have been linked with a number of players in that position.

Lille’s Leny Yoro, Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite and Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks.

Additionally, Borussia Dortmund want to monitor Huijsen. Moreover, Juventus will want him back and Roma will want to hold onto him.

The agreement between Huijsen and his parent club is set to expire in 2027. He moved from Malaga to Juventus in 2021 and has been part of the team ever since.

According to reports, Juventus have already established an asking price for the centre-half between €25 million and €30 million. Man Utd may be able to pay this price more easily than Roma.

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