Erik ten Hag claims he would joyfully purchase British yet the expense of homegrown players is swelled contrasted with unfamiliar signings.
United have gotten three players up to this point this mid year – Feyenoord full-back Tyrell Malacia for £14.6m, free specialist Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez for £55.3m from Ten Hag’s old club Ajax.
United are additionally pursuing Ajax winger Antony and Frenkie de Jong who played under Ten Hag at the Amsterdam club. United have a £71m manage Barcelona for De Jong, however the arrangement has been confounded by the £17m he is owed by the Catalan club in conceded compensation and the player’s hesitance to move to Old Trafford.
An example is by all accounts arising under Ten Hag yet the new United manager demands he would prefer to by English players on the off chance that there was not a superior on local ability.
‘I might want to sign English players since I think there is just a single measures and that is quality in mix with the cost,’ said Ten Hag.
‘It seems as though English players are very costly. It’s a reality you can’t deny. Eventually, it’s about quality.’
Ten Hag was hesitant to examine De Jong by name as extended talks go on with Barcelona. United have different choices, however, and the manager is prepared to look somewhere else or stay with what he has assuming that his No.1 target escapes him.
‘We are searching for a player who can playing in the standing firm on midfield situation, however it must be the right one,’ said Ten Hag. ‘There are very few in that position fit for the level we request.
‘We have a rundown and we will strike the second the player is accessible. At the point when we can’t find him, we need to manage the players in our crew now and we will foster one there.’