The Daily Mail reported that Malacia arrived in Carrington on Monday (4/7/2022) morning local time in a black Volkswagen. He was present for a medical and has been in Manchester since Sunday.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported hours later that Malacia had completed his medical and signed a contract with United. That means, the official transfer of the 22-year-old player will not be long.
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Tyrell Malacia (grey hoodie) on arrival at Carrington. Photo: Doc. Daily Mail
Malacia will be United’s first signing under Erik ten Hag. Playing as a left-back, he was redeemed for a fee of 15 million Euros plus a bonus from Feyenoord.
He had initially agreed verbally to join Lyon who was willing to pay 12 million Euros plus bonuses, but United came at the last minute to turn the corner and managed to convince the 22-year-old to move to Old Trafford.
Malacia will compete with Luke Shaw for the left back position. However, he is believed to be the first choice considering his status as an innate player for Ten Hag.
Malacia has been with Feyenoord since 2017 and is a graduate of the club’s academy. Last season, he appeared in 50 matches and managed to lead the club from Rotterdam to become runners-up in the Europa Conference League.