Here is everything you need to know about Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia, style of play and his football career.
The player has attracted the interest of Manchester United ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Erik ten Hag’s overall at Manchester United is already underway as he’s now close to his first signing, Tyrell Malacia.
Malacia played against Ajax while Ten Hag was still manager for Feyenoord in the Dutch Eredivisie.
The young left back is now close to joining Manchester United in a £13million deal plus add-ons.
Indeed, the Red Devils appear to have successfully hijacked Lyon’s move for Malacia, with West Ham also among those interested.
Tyrell Malacia Style Of Play?
The 22-year-old is a very attacking focused left-back and has played for Feyenoord and the Netherlands national team during his career.
He was born in Rotterdam, and joined Feyenoord’s youth academy in 2008.
In 2015, Malacia signed his first football professional contract and played in the Champions League in 2017.
Malacia got his first team debut for Feyenoord in the Eredivisie match against Heerenveen.
He has scored four goals in 136 matches for Feyenoord during his time at the club.
He played a key role in helping Feyenoord reach the UEFA Conference League final in 2021-22, but lost to AS Roma.
Malacia was named in in UEFA’s Team of the Tournament for his performances last season.
Malacia International Career?
Malacia has played for the Netherlands senior national team already at a young age.
He played for the Netherlands in 2014 as part of the U-16 team.
Malacia developed and played for the U-17s, 18s, 19s, 20s and 21s of the Netherlands national team.
He made his senior debut for the Dutch in a match against Montenegro.
In total, he has played five matches for the senior team and could be included in the World Cup squad.
Malacia To Manchester United?
The young left back had agreed to join Lyon but Manchester United hijacked the deal and submitted a better offer for the player.
West Ham have also shown interest in the player, but it is now up to Malacia to decide his future.
At 22 years old, he can still develop and will fight for a key role in the team alongside Luke Shaw and Alex Telles at left-back.
Tyrell Malacia impressed Ten Hag during his days at Ajax and can now show his talent in the Premier League.