Erik Ten Hag Plots Chelsea Defender As First Signing (Full Details)
Erik Ten Hag is already making moves for his first signing ahead of this summer window, MySportDab reports.
The soon-to-be Manchester United manager is already eyeing a move for a Chelsea defender who could be nearing an exit away from Stamford Bridge.
Erik Ten Hag already has his work set out for him as he will be planning on making his first move immediately after he takes over from Ralf Rangnick.
Things haven’t been that good with Chelsea as they are currently still banned from making business transactions which means no extending or signing of contracts.
This has caused so many issues as the club could end up losing two of its regular starting players who are already attracting interest from top clubs in Europe.
The incoming Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag will be hoping to benefit from Chelsea’s misery as his first target will be to raid the club of their valuable defender.
Antonio Rudiger isn’t just a target for Manchester United, but every other top clubs in Europe want him except Bayern Munich who dropped out of the race.
According to Transfer News Live, they confirmed Erik Ten Hag is interested in making the Chelsea defender his first signing and captain of the club.
Here Is What Was Said:
“Erik ten Hag is considering stripping Harry Maguire of the Manchester United captaincy and replacing him with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger at the back (Source: Daily Mirror).
Although it won’t be an easy move as they will have to match his wage demands which was the reason for the delay in extending his deal with Chelsea.
With Real Madrid also planning a move they could face a bidding war as to which team will make the highest offer in terms of salary for the German International.
Antonio Rudiger is also open to staying with Chelsea as a new owner will be announced soon with them extending his contract.