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Man Utd complete the signing of Tyrel Malacia from Feyenoord

Tyrel Malacia/ Credit: @Manchester United/Twitter

Manchester United have signed full-back Tyrell Malacia for £13m from Feyenoord on a four-year contract until June 2026, with the option of a further year.

The Netherlands defender, 22, made 136 appearances for his childhood club Feyenoord.

Malacia is the first new arrival of Erik ten Hag’s tenure as United manager following his move from Ajax.

“It’s an incredible feeling to have joined,” he said.

Malacia added: “This is a new chapter for me, a new league with new team-mates and a tremendous manager leading us.

“I know from playing against his teams in the Eredivisie, the qualities that he has and what he demands of his players.

“While I know that I am still young and will continue to develop, I can promise the United fans that I will leave everything on the pitch every time I pull on the red shirt.”

Tyrel Malacia joins Manchester United from Feyenoord/ Credit: @Manchester United/ Twitter

The left-sided defender had been in talks with French club Lyon before United stepped in.

It had been hoped the deal for the Dutch international would be done on Monday but it was delayed waiting for a work permit.

It is anticipated Malacia, who plays on the left side, will be part of the United squad that leaves for its pre-season trip to Thailand and Australia on Friday afternoon.

Tyrel Malacia joins Manchester United from Feyenoord/ Credit: @Manchester United/ Twitter

John Murtough, United’s football director, said: “Tyrell is an exciting, dynamic young footballer with excellent experience for his age, including five seasons in the Eredivisie, a European final and full International honours for the Netherlands.

“We look forward to seeing him continue to develop under the guidance of Erik ten Hag and his coaching team in the years ahead.”

The announcement comes just a day after it was reported Denmark international Christian Eriksen had agreed on principle to join United.

The 30-year-old’s short-term contract at Brentford ended last month and it is believed Eriksen could also have returned to Thomas Frank’s side, but the lure of playing for United proved too much.

A three-year contract is being prepared for the midfielder, who is still to have his medical at Old Trafford.

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