According to reports from Spain, Manchester United are said to be closing in on the signing of Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona, with the likelihood of the deal being completed at 95%. Manchester United has been given a massive boost in its pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, with Barcelona reported to be prepared to sell the midfielder for a reduced price. Manchester United is said to be closing in on a EUR 80m (PS 69m) deal to bring Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong to the club this summer’s transfer window. According to reports, Manchester United is facing a tough fight to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong this summer. However, new manager Eric Ten Hag wants to make a reunion with former Ajax man.
The arrival of Erik ten Hag may be enough to convince Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong better times are on their way at United. The Manchester Evening News understands United have been in touch with Barcelona over the potential availability of Frenkie de Jong before the arrival of Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s chief writer at The Manchester Evening News, Samuel Luckhurst, reports that United is considering moving for De Jong but describes reports of a forthcoming deal as being wide. According to Fabrizio Romano, United and Barcelona have been in touch over De Jong, but a deal was still yet to close between the clubs on Thursday afternoon. According to ESPN, Manchester United officials realise that a deal would be hard to pull off because de Jong will prioritise moving to a club that will be competing in next season’s UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona’s financial troubles may force Barcelona’s hand in accepting offers of at least EUR70m (PS 60m). However, it would have been up to Erik Ten Hag to convince Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong of the merits of joining United, given that the midfielder considers competing in the Champions League as his top priority. Erik ten Hag is a club’s trump card for sealing the deal. It should Barcelona be pushing Barcelona’s midfielder, Frenkie de Jong, away, reuniting with his former boss from Ajax and embarking on a new project might prove to be incredibly appealing.
According to Fabrizio Romano, added a move might prove challenging to pull off because of de Jong’s desire to play in the Champions League next season and the possible price of 80-85m euros (PS 68-72m). Journalist Gerard Romero says that 95% is confirmed Barcelona would get about EUR80m for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong. MailOnline claims that Barcelona is looking to recover PS65m spent signing Frenkie de Jong from Ajax in 2019.