RB Leipzig star rejects Man Utd transfer after Erik ten Hag talks

RB Leipzig forward Brian Brobbey has rejected a move to Manchester United, according to reports in the Netherlands.

The 20-year-old spent the second half last season on loan at Ajax and thrived under Erik ten Hag with seven goals in 13 appearances.

Reports last week claimed that Ten Hag was keen for United to hijack Ajax’s deal to sign Brobbey on a permanent transfer this summer.

But according to De Telegraaf, Brobbey has personally called Ten Hag to tell him that he prefers a return to Ajax over a move to United.

The report claims that Brobbey has agreed a five-year contract with Ajax, while the Dutch champions are set to pay around €17 million (£14.4m) for the striker.

Brobbey initially came through Ajax’s academy before he was sold to RB Leipzig last year and then returned to the Dutch club in December after he struggled to make an impact in the Bundesliga.

Speaking in April, Brobbey joked about following Ten Hag to Old Trafford.

‘I am very happy for him and he really deserves it after everything he has done for Ajax,’ Brobbey said.

‘If only he brings me with him in two years… no, no… joking, joking!’

United, meanwhile, are still pushing to sign Frenkie de Jong but the midfielder has now joined Barcelona for their pre-season tour of the United States.

United have agreed to pay €75m (£63.7m) up front plus a further €10m (£8.5m) in add-ons, but De Jong is intent on staying at Barcelona.

The 25-year-old is also unwilling to leave until Barca pay him his outstanding wages, which is in excess of €20m (£17m)

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