Robin van Persie tells Manchester United what to expect from Tyrell Malacia| www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Robin van Persie has given a glowing review of new Manchester United player Tyrell Malacia, telling fans to expect a player who will give his all for the club.
After a lengthy and frustrating wait, United finally secured their first signing of the Erik ten Hag era on Monday when the arrival of Malacia from Feyenoord was confirmed. United have secured the signing of the 22-year-old left-back on a four-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months, after agreeing a €15million deal, with a potential €2million in additional add-ons.
Tottenham Hotspur have taken a hit on the transfer of Steven Bergwijn after two-and-a-half seasons in London. The Dutch winger arrived for £27m but will depart for around £25.77m (€30m).
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Bergwijn will join Ajax on Wednesday after Tottenham agreed a deal with Ajax. Bergwijn moves to Amsterdam after having made his name with rivals PSV Eindhoven.
Aston Villa’s opening four Premier League matches at Villa Park have been moved.
Fixtures with Everton, West Ham, Manchester City and Southampton have already been switched, meaning Villa Park won’t stage a traditional 3pm kick-off until October 15 at the earliest.
Paul Merson encouraged by Arsenal top-four chances after new signings – but warns ‘no excuses’ after spending| www.standard.co.uk
Paul Merson has warned Arsenal there will be “no excuses” after splashing the cash on at least two big signings this summer.
Gabriel Jesus has joined Fabio Vieira in signing for the Gunners in deals worth a combined £79million as Mikel Arteta’s team chase a place in the Champions League.
That will be the goal for ex-Arsenal star Merson after he revealed conversations with technical director Edu over further arrivals at the club.
“They are looking good,” he told Sky Sports.
Why Lisandro Martinez should listen to Alexis Sanchez over Arsenal and Man Utd transfer choice| www.football.london
The tug of war between Arsenal and Manchester United for Lisandro Martinez continues to rumble onwards. The Argentine has returned to Amsterdam to speak with his club to force through an exit but with no certain destination decided.
Manchester United have the advantage of Martinez’s former coach Erik ten Hag being their new manager. However, those that have chosen the Red Devils over Arsenal have not always felt they made the right choice.