£150m double deal: Man Utd chiefs and Ten Hag plotting big moves for “golden boy” and “machine”

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Manchester United is allegedly planning a £150 million double deal for Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo, both players for Brighton & Hove Albion.

What are the most recent Man United transfer rumors?
Prioritizing a new forward and midfielder ahead of Erik ten Hag’s second season as manager, the Red Devils are hoping to be active in the summer transfer window.

During the international breaks, Ten Hag met with the director of football, John Murtough, the technical director, Darren Fletcher, and the chief executive to discuss the transfer plans.

The ongoing takeover process, according to some at Old Trafford, may hinder the team’s ability to move quickly in the transfer market. But given that Mac Allister and Caicedo seem to be two potential summer additions, it appears that the Red Devils are still making plans.

In the last 48 hours, Football Insider reporter Pete O’Rourke published a story in which he claimed United were planning a £150 million double deal for the Brighton pair.

With Scott McTominay expected to leave and Marcel Sabitzer only on loan from Bayern Munich, he claimed that Ten Hag is looking to expand his midfield options. Both Mac Allister and Caicedo might be able to move to Old Trafford with a £70 million and an £80 million offer, respectively.

What would each athlete contribute to Man United?
Known as a “machine” by talent scout Jacek Kulig, Caicedo is primarily a defensive midfielder who currently holds the third-best tackle completion rate in the Premier League.

Thus, alongside Casemiro and other holding midfielders, the Ecuadorian international would give Ten Hag another option. The fact that Caicedo is only 21 years old means that he could be a long-term addition, eventually replacing the Brazilian.

Mac Allister, meanwhile, would bring a wealth of versatility to Old Trafford as he has evolved throughout the course of the season, most recently appearing in an attacking midfield role under Roberto De Zerbi after starting the campaign in a holding role under Graham Potter.

After helping to contribute to 12 goals this season, the Argentine, who journalist Ryan Adsett referred to as a “golden boy” for his performances with Argentina at the World Cup, would present a threat in the final third.

Both players will be aiming to defeat Ten Hag and United in the FA Cup semi-final that will take place at Wembley the following weekend, but based on how things currently stand, they might be playing for the Red Devils in the upcoming campaign.

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