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Manchester United reveal bargain price academy graduate can leave for this summer

The Red Devils are beginning their summer clear out already

Manchester United are set to demand just £10m for academy graduate Anthony Elanga this summer, halving the fee that they were initially set to hold out for.

The Swede featured regularly under Ralf Rangnick, racking up 21 appearances last season, but has struggled for game time under Erik ten Hag’s stewardship. Though he has managed 16 appearances, they have totalled just 418 minutes and the rise of Alejandro Garnacho has seen him fall down the pecking order in Manchester.

A loan move was mooted in January, with Borussia Dortmund among those thought to be interested in Elanga, but ultimately he remained at Old Trafford. In the time since, he has made just a handful of appearances and his last time out managed 3 minutes in the defeat to Sevilla.

This summer, however, he is set for change.

According to the Manchester Evening News, ‘his peripheral status has convinced the power brokers to consider offers for the Swede’, and will ask for just £10m to let him leave the north west, with several Premier League clubs and sides around Europe thought to be keen on the academy graduate.

He is part of what is expected to be a wider outgoing under Ten Hag this summer amid reports that they need to sell players before they add to their ranks again.

One player who will be staying, however, is David de Gea.

Despite claims that he could leave the club as they look to bring in a new no.1, Ten Hag confirmed that he would like to see the Spaniard stay, though he offered no promises that he would remain first choice.

“Yes [he will stay], but I will not say he’ll always be my No.1 because in a club like Man United there must be competition in all positions. You can’t do it with 11 players”, he told the Times.


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Ben Browning

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