Ajax striker Brian Brobbey has revealed that Manchester United is his “dream club” and that Erik ten Hag tried to sign him in the summer.
Ten Hag raided his former club to bring Lisandro Martinez and Antony to Old Trafford.
The Premier League side had also been linked with defender Jurien Timber, and it has now been revealed that Brobbey is set to move to United.
Brobbey, 20, made his Ajax debut through Ten Hag in 2020, before leaving for RB Leipzig on a free transfer after his first senior campaign.
However, since returning to the Dutch champions in January, the Netherlands Under-21 international has scored eight goals in nine Eredivisie starts.
“I am very happy for [Erik ten Hag] and he really deserves it after everything he’s done for Ajax. If only he took me with him in two years…. no no .. joking joking! Brobbey said when asked about Ten Hag’s move.
However, he said it was a “dream club” to play for, but he doesn’t think too far ahead.
“Erik [ten Hag] messaged me, yes, congratulating me and saying he would love to have me at Manchester United,” Brobbey said. ESPN.nl.
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“But I haven’t finished at Ajax yet, I want to show something here first.”
If Brobbey continues to impress for the Dutch champions, he could soon be plying his trade at Old Trafford and following in the footsteps of Martinez and Antony.
The latter made his debut and also scored his first goal for Ten Hag’s side as United beat Arsenal 3-1 at home in their last league game – making it four straight wins.
Anhony will be looking to make it two against two when United take on Crystal Palace in their next clash at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
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