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“Players come and go”- Manchester United target keeps door ajar for Inter Milan exit

Manchester United make contact with the agent of Inter Milan full-back Denzel Dumfries.
Manchester United want to sign Inter Milan full-back Denzel Dumfries. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Denzel Dumfries does not close the door for an Inter Milan exit amidst Manchester United interest

Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries has not closed the door for a potential exit this summer amidst fresh links with Manchester United.

It is revealed that United boss Erik ten Hag is eyeing a squad overhaul this summer, with Dumfries as one of the transfer targets once again. The club has had a long-standing interest in the Netherlands international.

Dumfries played the majority of the 2022/23 season where Inter won a cup double and narrowly lost the Champions League final to Manchester City.

Denzl Dumfries hasn't closed the door for a move away from Inter Milan amidst Manchester United links.
Denzl Dumfries hasn’t closed the door for a move away from Inter Milan amidst Manchester United links. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Here’s what the Dutchman said when asked about his state with Nerazzurri and what his future plans are (h/t Mirror):

“I’m very proud to play for this team. These last two years have been fantastic, and I’ve very proud whenever I’m driving to Appiano [Inter’s training ground]. However, modern football is very dynamic. Players come and go.”

The 27-year-old is a versatile defender who can play as a right-back or wing-back. He can also be used as a wide centre-back in a three.

The former PSV Eindhoven player assisted seven goals in 34 league appearances in the season. He had a great World Cup as well, chipping in with a few goals and making late runs into the opposition box while playing as a right wing-back.

It would be interesting to know the purpose behind this potential signing if ten Hag is interested in signing Dumfries.

Dumfries did well for Inter Milan during the 2022/23 season.
Dumfries did well for Inter Milan during the 2022/23 season. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

As discussed above, although he can play as a fullback, he is being used as a wing-back both at Inter and the Netherlands.

Moreover, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, despite little creativity, has done well as a right-back in the recent past. Diogo Dalot recently signed a new deal and seems to be the first-choice right-back if everything is going well.

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Hence, instead of trying to spend money on Dumfries, United can focus on bolstering other departments of the squad. Adding a number nine would make a lot of sense for starters.

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