Tyrell Malacia has confirmed that he would rather join Premier League giants Manchester United than sign for Lyon of France.
Despite Lyon having advanced in their negotiations to sign the Feyenoord player, United made a bid for him earlier this week and offered a sum of €15m plus add-ons to seal the deal.
Lyon had earlier made an offer of €12 million with add-ons to bring the total to €15 million, but United acted after reaching an agreement in principle with Barcelona to acquire Frenkie de Jong for a €65 million guaranteed initial cost.
The comparatively low guaranteed price for the midfielder has allowed United to immediately invest another portion of their money after waiting to learn how much they would be committed to the deal for De Jong.
Malacia’s desired destination is believed to be United, despite Lyon’s late rush to boost their offer.
Malacia’s personal terms have not yet been worked out, but they shouldn’t be a problem. The De Jong agreement is likewise almost done, as Malacia and De Jong are both represented by the same firm.
The Dutch international duo’s moves are anticipated to be finalized by United in the upcoming days, while the club is also awaiting word from Christian Eriksen, who is yet to accept a contract offer from United despite being out of contract at Brentford.
United are also interested in Ajax’s Antony and Lisandro Martinez, and it is anticipated that the club would focus on negotiations for the next.
Tyrell Malacia, a left-back for Feyenoord of the Eredivisie and the Netherlands national team, was born in the Netherlands on August 17, 1999.
Malacia, whose parents are from Curaçao and Suriname, was born in Rotterdam and joined the Feyenoord youth program at the age of nine. In December 2017, he made his club debut as a professional, and in 2018, he won the KNVB Cup. After placing second in the competition, he was selected for the UEFA Europa Conference League Team of the Season in 2022.
Prior to making his senior international debut against Montenegro in September 2021, Malacia represented the Netherlands in youth international competition at the under-16 through under-21 levels.
Malacia, a Rotterdam native, enrolled in the Feyenoord youth program in 2008 when she was nine years old.
On December 2, 2015, he signed his first professional contract with them.
He played the entire 90 minutes in Feyenoord’s 2-1 victory over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League on December 6, 2017, to make his professional debut.
On December 13, 2017, Malacia made his Eredivisie debut for Feyenoord in a 1-1 draw with SC Heerenveen.
He was not utilized as a substitute in Feyenoord’s 3-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar in the 2018 KNVB Cup Final.
He began Feyenoord’s 1-0 loss to Roma in the UEFA Europa Conference League Final on May 25, 2022, in Albania. Later, he was one of five Feyenoord players selected for the season’s Team of the Competition.
A Curaçaoan father and a Surinamese mother gave birth to Malacia in the Netherlands.
Hence, Malacia competed for the Netherlands in the under-16, under-17, under-18, under-20, and under-21 levels as a youth international.
He was called up to the Curaçao national team’s preliminary squad for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2021.
Malacia received his first call-up to the Netherlands’ national football team on August 27, 2021, for the teams’ 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying games against Montenegro, Turkey, and Norway.
On September 4, 2021, he played in his first game against Montenegro.
Tyrell Malacia – Honors
- KNVB Cup: 2017–18
- Johan Cruyff Shield: 2018
- UEFA Europa Conference League runner-up: 2021–22
- UEFA Europa Conference League Team of the Season: 2021–22