Report Reveals That United Only Have Until Friday To Trigger Long Term Target’s £34M Release Clause

The release clause in the contract of Manchester United target Jeremie Frimpong will expire on Friday, June 14th, according to Sport Bild.

The German magazine claims that the Red Devils, Liverpool, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all interested in the Dutchman who had an outstanding season for Bayer Leverkusen.

Frimpong racked up 14 goals and 12 assists in 47 appearances for the Bundesliga champions, playing mostly as a right wingback.

The right-hand side of defence is an area of the pitch that manager Erik ten Hag will be keen to strengthen, especially as there is speculation about Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future.

Rumours in Turkey have claimed that the 26-year-old has been the subject of a bid from Galatasaray. It’s unlikely that the fullback will stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer as he is closing in on the final year of his contract.

How much would Frimpong cost?

It is believed that the buyout fee is just €40m (£34m). After the season that the Netherlands international has had, that seems like a very reasonable price.

Frimpong would be open to signing for United too, with it being reported that he is keen on a return to the UK where he has played for Manchester City and Celtic.

Have United left it too late?

The biggest issue with INEOS’s end-of-the-season review is that it took a long time to complete. Ten Hag would undoubtedly have preferred the club to decide on his future much earlier so they could move early for their transfer targets.

Frimpong has been on the club’s radar for quite some time. Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that the Red Devils started scouting the fullback at the beginning of the 2022/23 season.

Now, they are in danger of losing out on his signature unless they can get a bid together before the end of the week.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.