Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Jong is certainly one of Manchester United’s prime switch targets this summer season, and new coach Eric Ten Haag is anticipated to reunite at Outdated Trafford.
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Manchester United are anticipated to make a second bid for Frankie de Jong, regardless of the Barcelona midfielder reportedly having “severe doubts” in regards to the switch.
The 25-year-old De Jong is certainly one of United’s foremost switch targets this summer season. The Purple Devils have already acquired a suggestion of 60 million euros (51.6 million kilos), which was rejected by “Barcelona”, which paid 65 million kilos for the Netherlands, when he arrived from the Dutch “Ajax” three years in the past.
New United coach Eric ten Haag has labored with De Jong at Ajax – successful the league and cup collectively within the 2018-19 season – and is seeking to signal at the least one new midfielder in the summertime switch window after the membership allowed Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic go away.
Ten Haag has not but signed a contract as a supervisor of United, as he seeks to revive the stuttering crew. The Purple Devils completed sixth within the Premier League final season – the bottom (58) since 1989-90 – and haven’t gained a trophy in 5 years.
In keeping with Manchester Night Information, United is submitting a second bid for De Jong within the coming days. Barcelona have paid 100 million euros for the crew with 44 groups, though it’s estimated that it’ll obtain 75 million euros (64.6 million kilos) plus dietary supplements.
This may enable Barcelona to renew the funding they made three years in the past and doubtlessly make a revenue. De Jong’s rating has not diminished since his switch, as he has performed 140 video games and proved himself on the highest degree, serving to Xavi’s crew take second place in La Liga final season.
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He has 4 years left earlier than his present settlement, which signifies that Barcelona is in no hurry to determine on his future. It’s believed that the Catalan big will enable De Jong to go away the membership on the proper value, as they’ve a number of central midfielders.
Ricky Puig, Nico Gonzalez, Gavi and the proprietor of the “Golden Boy” Pedry bought into the primary crew of “Barcelona” after De Jong got here from “Ajax”. Supervisor Xavi additionally has an skilled pair of Sergio Busquets and Sergio Roberto to play within the middle of midfield.
Barcelona would definitely welcome a money injection. Final yr, they declared money owed of greater than 1 billion kilos, which pressured them to launch Lionel Messi. Since then, they’ve entered right into a profitable business take care of Spotify to assist clear up the issue, however are but to be resolved.
Whereas United may seduce Barcelona with a profitable provide, persuading them to go away Catalonia’s sunny seashores for Manchester’s temperamental local weather is one other problem. In keeping with Mundo Deportivo, United is attempting to get De Jong’s hand out.
The participant is alleged to have “severe doubts” about becoming a member of the Ten Hag revolution at Outdated Trafford. One of many largest issues is the shortage of soccer within the Champions League, and the exhausting marketing campaign of the Europa League is printed in pencil, however there’s nonetheless time to make a deal.
De Jong boasts a superb resume, successful three main trophies, together with the Kingdom Cup, and varied particular person awards. In 2019, he was named within the XI FIFA World Cup, and within the 2018-2019 season he was named the very best participant of the Eredivisie – his final time period in his native Netherlands.