Date: 24th June 2022 at 11:24am
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Manchester United have fallen behind French side Lyon in the race to sign full-back Tyrell Malacia, according to reports. 

As per The Mirror, the 22-year-old has emerged as a target for new United boss Erik ten Hag as he looks to rebuild his squad after a disappointing season last term.

The Dutch defender impressed last season, making 50 appearances across all competitions for the Eredivisie side, and that form has attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe.

The report claims that Ligue 1 side Lyon have moved into pole position to land the Netherlands international after tabling a £12 million bid, although Feyenoord are holding out for £15 million.

Malacia provided five assists across all competitions last season

The player has previously spoken of his desire to secure a big move, telling RTV that he would be ready if it were to happen this summer.

“I am certainly ready for the next step,” he said.

“But first I want to focus on the Orange squad and play here. I feel like everything happens for a reason and everything is written.

“If it’s the right time, it’s the right time. I’m not really thinking about it, it’s in the back of my mind. But I don’t want to comment on it.”

Malacia has made more than 130 appearances for Feyenoord since making his senior debut for the club in 2017.

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