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Derby County close to completing loan deal for talented Manchester United starlet

Derby County remains interested in taking Manchester United youngster Teden Mengi on loan this summer.
Teden Mengi is a talented young player

Transfer News: Derby County close to loan deal for Manchester United starlet Teden Mengi

According to transfer news from The Athletic (subscription required), Derby County are close to re-signing Manchester United starlet Teden Mengi on loan. The youngster spent the second half of last season at Wayne Rooney’s side and impressed well enough. Now he could be headed for a full season there.

One of United’s highest-rated youngsters, Mengi is held in high regard at United. He joined Derby back in February. Currently managed by United legend Wayne Rooney, the Championship side are keen to rebuild their side. The Rams have been left depleted by departures amidst financial concerns.

Teden Mengi file photo File photo dated 16-02-2021 of Derby County s Teden Mengi. Issue date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

After being hit with sanctions from the EFL, they won’t be allowed to recruit any new names until they refile their accounts. Only when that is done, they can register new players. One name they are keen to bring back on loan is Teden Mengi, who spent the last half of the season there.

Mengi could return to Derby on loan

The talented defender played 9 times for the Wayne Rooney managed side last season. A versatile defender, Mengi can play anywhere across the backline. However, it is believed that the Rams are close to re-signing the 19-year-old on a season-long loan.

Barnsley v Derby County EFL Sky Bet Championship 10/03/2021. Derby County defender Teden Mengi 15 during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Derby County at Oakwell, Barnsley, England on 10 March 2021.

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It does look like a better decision to continue at Derby and develop. United already have a few names in defence and Mengi would not get much game time. As long as he receives enough game time, the deal will see everyone benefit. Hopefully, he will return to the club as a better player.

Written by George Baker

Full-time football fan, half-time football writer. Way too big of a Manchester United fan. GGMU.

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