Feyenoord say “the agreement with Man Utd is there” for Tyrell Malacia, who is also attracting interest from French club Lyon; Erik Ten Hag has heavily scouted the 22-year-old, who shares an agency with Frenkie de Jong; Malacia fits the profile Ten Hag wants at Old Trafford

Manchester United are “waiting” for Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia to approve a move to Old Trafford after the Dutch club confirmed a fee had been agreed.

United have accelerated their interest in Malacia in an attempt to beat Lyon to a deal in the region of £13million.

Feyenoord director Frank Arnesen confirmed United’s late attempt to gazump Lyon to the signing of the Netherlands international, telling 1908NL: “The agreement with Man United is there. We are now waiting for Tyrell.

“If Malacia says yes, then a transfer to Manchester United is imminent”.

Erik ten Hag had heavily scouted the 22-year-old as Ajax head coach, appreciating his speed, positional awareness, high interception rate, and ability to attack space.

Malacia fits the profile of player the Dutchman wants at Old Trafford and he shares an agency – HCM Sports Management – with Frenkie de Jong; the club’s premier target this summer. The same agency also represents Donny van de Beek and Victor Lindelof.

Talks are progressing well over an initial £56m deal for the Barcelona midfielder, which has allowed United to pivot to other players on a shortlist for their rebuild.