According to various media outlets in England, the Man Utd He wants to take over the services of Frenkie de Jong at any cost. It is one of the main requests of Erik Ten Hag for next season, but the club would have a plan B on its agenda to reinforce the midfielder area for next season. We are talking about Edson Alvarez.
The 24-year-old Mexican midfielder is one of the most important pieces of Ajax Amsterdam since he arrived in the summer of 2019 from America. He has 2 goals and an assist in 38 games played, being the starting midfielder for Erik Ten Hag’s team. He is fixed within the plan because he fits perfectly into his idea of the game: Good footing, ability to organize from the pass and leadership to play without the ball.
Edson Álvarez, Manchester United’s plan B if they don’t sign Frenkie de Jong
Manchester United sees him as a viable option because his price is much lower than that of Frenkie de Jong (it is said that Ajax would let him out for less than 30 million) and because he can fit perfectly into the plan of the new coach, adding that the club urgently needs a midfielder in the absence of a more defensive profile.
Edson Álvarez has no experience in the major European leagues, but there is no doubt that he has differential talent and that he can make the leap to an important team in the coming months. Manchester United want to sign Frenkie de Jong, but he has a plan in place in case everything goes wrong.