The Premier League’s summer transfer window has closed and Manchester United have spent a mouth watering £176 million in the window.
Erik ten Hag will have to hold off on further signings until the winter window opens, but he might still have to negotiate exits as other international transfer windows remain open.
Donny van de Beek is one such player who has been in the limelight, being linked with Turkish side Galatasaray.
Despite enduring an injury-plagued season, he will remain at Old Trafford as the English transfer window has shut, though the window for Turkey’s Super Lig remains open until September 15th.
Eric Bailly is another player whose future is uncertain. After spending a season on loan at Marseille, the defender returned to United but has yet to feature in the team’s plans.
Although an exit had been on the cards, nothing has materialized as of yet. However, a move to Saudi Arabia is still an option, as their transfer window doesn’t close until September 7.
Bailly, who is in the last year of his contract, could potentially be sold for a sum close to the £6 million United received for Alex Telles from Al-Nassr, reports Manchester Evening News.
United’s defensive depth chart now has Bailly listed as the seventh-choice center-back following the arrival of Jonny Evans, and the consensus is that both he and Van de Beek would benefit from a change of scenery.
Additional transfer opportunities exist in other leagues, including Belgium, whose transfer window closes on Wednesday.
Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland are also options, as their transfer windows are open until next week.