Ten Hag plotting Man United swoop for super talented £35m gem, he is just like Rabiot

Ten Hag plotting Man United swoop for super talented £35m gem, he is just like Rabiot

Sassuolo star Davide Frattesi is allegedly a target for Manchester United this summer as manager Erik ten Hag aims to strengthen his midfield.
What recent events surround Frattesi’s transfer to Manchester United?

Prior to the upcoming transfer window, the Red Devils have apparently been named as a possible suitor for the 23-year-old playmaker. However, it also seems that high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in the playmaker.

The article suggests that, despite United’s’strong interest’ in the former Roma youth product who has three years left on his present deal, the Seagulls are “ready to compete” for the signature of the emerging star.

According to prior rumors, if either Premier League team wants to gain an advantage in the fight for Frattesi’s services, the four-cap Italy international could demand a cost of roughly €40 million (£35 million).
Who writes plays for Davide Frattesi?

Fascinatingly, FBref claims that the Rome-born maestro shares a number of statistical and stylistic characteristics with Adrien Rabiot, another target of Ten Hag, indicating that Frattesi may be a perfect successor for the imposing Frenchman.

The two midfielders’ ability to have an impact in the final third demonstrates how similar they are. This season, the Sassuolo player has eight goals in 29 Serie A appearances, while the latter has seven in 36.

Frattesi’s ability to make an impact offensively is also demonstrated by the fact that he ranks in the top 3% of players in his position in the top five leagues in Europe for touches in the attacking penalty area, while the Juventus player is only marginally behind him and places in the top 13%.


A creative spark for Ten Hag’s midfield ranks could come from the pair’s prowess with the ball and carrying it, as shown by Frattesi’s 137 progressive passes and 73 progressive carries in the league this season and Rabiot’s 118 and 56 for the same two measures, respectively.

Given these similarities and recent rumors that Ten Hag may be looking to sign a more youthful midfielder this summer, it should be clear that the “super talented” Italian, as described by journalist Fabrizio Romano, would be a more than wise replacement for the former Paris Saint-Germain player.

Despite the fact that Rabiot’s contract is soon to expire and the 28-year-old would be eligible for a free transfer, a deal to bring the £152k-per-week asset to Manchester fell through last year owing to his claimed pay demands, casting doubt on a potential new strategy.

Given the apparent resemblance between Ten Hag and Frattesi, it stands to reason that the younger man may blend in just as well at the Theatre of Dreams the following season. The Juve star fits the profile of a player sought after by former Ajax manager Ten Hag, as evidenced by Ten Hag’s interest in him.

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