Erik ten Hag eyes Atalanta midfielder Ederson as potential reinforcement for Man United’s midfield amidst Casemiro and Mason Mount injuries

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Man United are reportedly interested in signing Brazilian midfielder Ederson from Atalanta during the January transfer window. 

According to Goal, United have ‘not yet opened talks’ to sign the 24-year-old, but are ‘evaluating a move for the Atalanta midfielder.’

It comes as Erik ten Hag is looking to bring in more midfield options, following the injuries to Casemiro and Mason Mount. 

While there is a possibility that the pair could return to play for United in January, with Casemiro sustaining a hamstring injury while Mount has been out with a calf problem. 

Goal also claim that Man United are ‘considering sending a proposal in the transfer window’ to sign Ederson. They also state that the Brazilian’s representatives have also been contacted by the club and that ‘the situation may progress in the coming days.’

Man United are reportedly interested in signing Atalanta midfielder Ederson in January

Erik ten Hag's side are looking to improve their midfield stocks amid an ongoing injury crisis

Erik ten Hag’s side are looking to improve their midfield stocks amid an ongoing injury crisis

United have reportedly 'not opened talks to sign the midfielder' but are 'considering a move'

United have reportedly ‘not opened talks to sign the midfielder’ but are ‘considering a move’

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Ederson joined Atalanta back in 2022 from Salernitana and has gone on to return six goals in 60 appearances across all competitons for the club. 

He has also proved pivotal in Atalanta’s fine form this season, starting in 17 of the 18 Serie A appearances he has made this year, with Atalanta going sixth in the league – just four points off fourth place. 

Before arriving in Italy, he would spend time on the books at Brazilian clubs, Corinthians, Cruzeiro and Fortaleza, going on to join Salernitana in 2022. 

He signed for Salernitana for £13m, and Goal believes that he will be worth more than that now, with his contract with Atalanta set to end in June, 2026. 

Ederson joined Atalanta back in 2022 from Salernitana and has played 17 starts in Serie A this season

Ederson joined Atalanta back in 2022 from Salernitana and has played 17 starts in Serie A this season

It comes as Mason Mount has been ruled out for a period of time alongside Casemiro

It comes as Mason Mount has been ruled out for a period of time alongside Casemiro

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Man United are set to be active in the upcoming window, with Ten Hag reportedly also looking for a new striker to supplement Rasmus Hojlund up top. 

United have reportedly identified several forwards, including Timo Werner and Stuttgart hotshot Serhou Guirassy. 

Following Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25 percent purchase of the club, Ten Hag also reportedly admitted today that he wants to retain his right to veto any transfers he doesn’t like – a clause that was initially written into his contract upon joining the club. 

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