Erik ten Hag 'has scouts watching more than a DOZEN Dutch youngsters'

Erik ten Hag ‘has asked Man United scouts to watch more than a DOZEN Dutch youngsters and is still keen on his former Ajax defender Jurrien Timber’ – having already brought three Eredivisie players to Old Trafford

  • Ten Hag has reportedly got the United scouts keeping tabs on several players
  • Dutchman is very keen on centre-back Jurrien Timber who he coached at Ajax 
  • United tried to sign the 21-year-old in the summer and continued to monitor him
  • Ten Hag has already brought Malacia, Martinez and Antony from the Eredivisie

Erik ten Hag has reportedly asked Manchester United scouts to watch more than a dozen Dutch youngsters – as the ex-Ajax boss sets his sights on bringing more players from the Eredivisie to Old Trafford.

The United boss has already brought three players to Old Trafford from the Dutch top-flight in the form of Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Antony.

Ten Hag also has Dutchman Donny Van de Beek in his squad – who has now been joined by fellow Holland international Wout Weghorst. 

Erik ten Hag has reportedly asked Manchester United scouts to watch more than a dozen Dutch youngsters

One player who Ten Hag is particularly keen on is his former Ajax centre-back Jurrien Timber

The former Ajax boss has a desire to recruit future stars from Holland and has sent plenty of United scouts to keep an eye on them, according to The Sun.

One player who Ten Hag is particularly keen on is his former Ajax centre-back Jurrien Timber.

United tried to sign the 21-year-old defender over the summer and have been monitoring him since.

Timber’s Ajax team-mates Devyne Rensch, 19, and Kenneth Taylor, 20, are also reportedly being lined up by Ten Hag.

Right-back Rensch has come through the ranks at Ajax and now has 76 caps in the senior squad to his name, while central midfielder Taylor has racked up almost 50 appearances for the Dutch giants.

20-year-old Ajax central midfielder Kenneth Taylor is also being looked at by Erik ten Hag as an option

It’s understood that AZ Alkmaar winger Jesper Karlsson and PSV midfielder Joey Veerman – who are both 24 – are also being looked at by Ten Hag as potential recruits.

So far, Ten Hag’s summer signings have been a success overall. Casemiro, Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Martinez have quickly become fan favourites at Old Trafford for their passionate and consistent performances.

Meanwhile Antony has showed his quality at times but fans are demanding more from him considering the £85m fee that was paid.

Martin Dubravka – Ten Hag’s other signing – has been recalled to Newcastle following a brief loan spell at Old Trafford.

The United boss has since signed Jack Butland as a back-up to David De Gea – and Weghorst who will try to fill the No 9 void at Old Trafford. 




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