Erik ten Hag admits he wants to purchase English players but they are too EXPENSIVE.

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Erik ten Hag states he would be happy to get British players, but domestic players are more expensive than overseas acquisitions.

United have signed three players this summer: Feyenoord full-back Tyrell Malacia for £14.6 million, free agent Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez from Ten Hag’s former club Ajax for £55.3 million.

United is also interested in Ajax wingers Antony and Frenkie de Jong, who both played for Ten Hag at the Amsterdam club.

United have agreed a £71 million deal with Barcelona for De Jong, but the deal has been complicated by the Catalan club’s £17 million in deferred wages and the player’s reluctance to move to Old Trafford.

Ten Hag appears to be following a pattern, but the new United manager insists he would rather sign English players if there wasn’t a premium on homegrown talent.

I would like to sign English players because I think there is only one criteria and that’s quality in combination with the price.

It looks like English players are quite expensive. It’s a fact you cannot deny.

In the end, it’s about quality.

Ten Hag

Source: Daily Mail

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