After weeks of speculations, there may be lastly some notable motion taking place with regard to Manchester United’s curiosity in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The Pink Devils have been closely linked with the 25-year-old in current weeks after they confirmed the appointment of Erik ten Hag as supervisor. The Dutchman, having labored with the midfielder at Ajax, is intent on a reunion this summer season.
And, as reported by The Telegraph, Manchester United have opened formal talks with Barcelona to signal de Jong within the present switch window.
The Netherlands worldwide had initially appeared reluctant to go away Barcelona for the Mancunian aspect. Nevertheless, he has now opened the doorways for an exit because it has grow to be abundantly clear that the Blaugrana want to promote him on account of their monetary points.
As per the report, Barça are demanding a switch price of round £65 million, a determine near what they paid to signal the midfielder from AFC Ajax in 2019.
Private phrases will not be anticipated to be a problem, because of the presence of ten Hag, with the Dutchman understood to be open to becoming a member of forces together with his former mentor once more.
Ten Hag has made de Jong a high precedence for this summer season as he believes Manchester United lack a midfielder of his high quality and attributes of their ranks. Moreover, the departures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic have left the membership brief on numbers in midfield.
De Jong’s reluctance to think about a transfer to Manchester United got here on account of the truth that they aren’t enjoying within the Champions League subsequent season. Nevertheless, he is now believed to have given the green light to the move.
And with the Premier League giants now opening formal talks with Barcelona over the transfer, issues might begin to transfer swiftly within the coming weeks because the Catalans want to shut the deal earlier than June 30 to steadiness their books for the yr.