Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is one in every of Manchester United’s major switch goals this summer season with new supervisor Erik ten Hag eyeing-up a reunion at Outdated Trafford.
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Manchester United are anticipated to make a 2nd bid for Frenkie de Jong, regardless of the Barcelona midfielder reportedly having ‘critical doubts’ over the switch.
De Jong, 25, is one in every of United’s major switch goals this summer season. The Purple Devils have already had a bid of €60million (£51.6m) rejected through Barcelona, who paid £65m for the Netherlands world when he arrived from Dutch aspect Ajax 3 years in the past.
New United boss Erik ten Hag labored with De Jong at Ajax – profitable a league and cup double in combination in 2018-19 – and is eager to signal no less than one new midfielder in the summertime switch window after the membership allowed Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic to leave.
Ten Hag is but to make his first signing as United supervisor as he appears to be like to rebuild the stuttering group. The Purple Devils completed 6th within the Premier League remaining season – recording their lowest issues tally (58) because the 1989-90 time period – and have not received a trophy for 5 years.
In step with the Manchester Night Information, United will desk a 2nd bid for De Jong within the coming days. Barcelona have slapped a €100m (£86m) price ticket at the 44-cap world, even though it is believed they’re going to settle for €75m (£64.6m) plus add-ons.
That will permit Barcelona get better the funding they made 3 years in the past – and probably make a benefit. De Jong’s valuation hasn’t reduced since his transfer as he is performed 140 video games and confirmed himself on the easiest stage, serving to Xavi’s aspect end 2nd in L. a. Liga remaining season.
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He additionally nonetheless has 4 years closing on his present deal, that means Barcelona don’t seem to be in a hurry to decide on his long term. It is believed the Catalan giants will let De Jong depart the membership for the correct value as they have got a number of central midfielders on their books.
Riqui Puig, Nico Gonzalez, Gavi and Golden Boy-winner Pedri have all damaged into Barcelona’s first group since De Jong arrived from Ajax. Supervisor Xavi additionally has skilled pair Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto to name on in central midfield.
Barcelona would unquestionably welcome a money injection. They declared money owed of greater than £1billion remaining yr, forcing them to free up Lionel Messi. They have since pulled off a profitable business maintain Spotify to assist deal with this, but don’t seem to be out of bother simply but.
Even though United may tempt Barcelona with a profitable be offering, persuading him to depart the sunny seashores of Catalonia in the back of for the temperamental local weather of Manchester is some other problem. In step with Mundo Deportivo, United are suffering to curve De Jong’s arm.
The participant is alleged to have ‘critical doubts’ over becoming a member of Ten Hag’s Outdated Trafford revolution. Probably the most greatest sticking issues is United’s loss of Champions League soccer, with a gruelling Europa League marketing campaign pencilled in – however there is nonetheless time for a deal to be performed.
De Jong boasts a high-quality CV, profitable 3 primary trophies – together with the Copa del Rey – and more than a few person honours. He was once named in FIFA’s Global XI in 2019 and topped the Eredivisie Participant of the Season in 2018-19 – his ultimate time period in his local Netherlands.