Erik ten Hag on verge of completing first Man Utd summer transfer as sneaky release clause emerges

The latest Manchester United transfers centres on two young stars with a tricky PSG release clause potentially causing problems for the Red Devils.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

It's been a quiet summer at Manchester United so far this year with the club yet to announce a major arrival.

The Red Devils continue to be linked with Chelsea and England international Mason Mount but as that saga continues, it will pain fans to see the likes of Newcastle United on the verge of announcing a big £60 million coup of AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Here's the latest transfer news from Manchester United at the start of this week.

Erik ten Hag secures first Man Utd summer transfer

Erik ten Hag has pushed the first piece of Manchester United summer transfer business over the line with Watford wonderkid Harry Amass agreeing a move to Old Trafford.

The Mirror reports that the 16-year-old full-back is more of an investment for the future than a player that will immediately boost a Red Devils title race but the club have moved early with interest in Amass already mounting.

Watford are believed to have been desperate to keep the rising star and offered him a two-year professional contract, but the defender is set to choose to work his way up through the Manchester United academy.

Xavi Simons release clause news emerges

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Manchester United target Xavi Simons has a release clause in his PSV Eindhoven contract that will favour French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The 20-year-old is one of the most in-demand stars on the continent this summer after his 22 goals in 48 appearances for PSV last term with Newcastle United and Arsenal also being urged by fans to make rumours turn reality after being linked to the youngster.

Xavi Simons could return to PSG this summer (Image: Getty Images)Xavi Simons could return to PSG this summer (Image: Getty Images)
Xavi Simons could return to PSG this summer (Image: Getty Images)

Simons joined PSV from PSG in 2022 and now the Shields Gazette reports that the French club were wise enough to put in a £5.1 million buyback clause in the talisman's contract that ends this summer.

That means that PSG look to be favourites to snap up the star as PSV will have to let their young talent speak with the club if that offer comes in.

Manchester United could rival PSG for Simons but would likely be forking out nearer his £30 million valuation than the cut price figure available for the French side.