English Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion are reportedly going to test Manchester United’s resolve as they aim to snap up attacker Anthony Elanga on loan from the league’s giants. Fresh reports coming from the English media have claimed that Elanga is not happy about his lack of game time at the club and would love to assess his options as soon as possible so it doesn’t affect his chances of getting called up to the Sweden national team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this month.
It was reported a few months ago that several clubs had tendered interest in the pacy forward, including the likes of Sunderland, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, and even Norwich City. However, United maintained their stance that there were not going to allow the 20-year-old to leave the club as they deemed him important at the beginning of the season. But the situation seems to have taken another turn, with Erik ten Hag preferring other options ahead of the academy graduate, especially given the emergence of sensational teen talent Alejandro Garnacho.
With Garnacho currently ahead of Elanga in the pecking order at the club, the situation may become further unbearake for the Swedish international and thus may influence his decision in the coming weeks.
Brighton are said to be in the market for a new attacker and have reportedly been monitoring the Elanga situation for some time and it may not be long before they decide to table an official offer to United for the player. Although United refused to listen to offers for the player last summer, they may now be prepared to do so in order to provide more game time for Garnacho as he continues his development and swift transition to the first team.