Manchester United prepare £395,000-a-week offer to lure 25-year-old La Liga star

Transfer News: Manchester United preparing a bumper offer for Frenkie de Jong

According to Daily Star, Manchester United are seeking to pledge a significant amount of money in an attempt to lure away Frenkie de Jong from FC Barcelona. 

de Jong has been one of Barcelona’s best midfielders in recent campaigns. Even after the arrival of Xavi at the helm, the 25-year-old has managed to hold onto his position. Performance-wise, he has spent a decent spell, scoring 4 goals and providing 5 assists in 46 appearances across all competitions. 

Before moving to Barcelona, de Jong had an emphatic spell at Ajax, helping them win the Eredivisie and reach the semi-final of the Champions League. The 25-year-old midfielder’s performance peaked at that time and the then-Ajax manager Erik ten Hag might have had an influence on him. 

Frenkie de Jong is on the radar of Manchester United. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)
Frenkie de Jong is on the radar of Manchester United. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)

The Dutch manager has been announced as the new Manchester United boss. Now, Ten Hag wants to reunite with his former player at Old Trafford and has urged United to sign him in the summer window. However, as the Dutchman has made his intention clear to only join a club competing among Europe’s elite next term, United have been left in hot waters. 

However, it is believed that the Red Devils aren’t giving up and their next move is to offer a huge wage deal to the Dutch star in order to lure him away from Barcelona. They are eyeing to give him a whopping weekly salary of £395,000-a-week, which would make him the highest earner at the club, ahead of David de Gea who pockets £375,000 per week. 

Would United be able to sign De Jong? 

Manchester United are set to lose a series of crucial midfielders starting with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, who are set to leave the club once their contract ends. On top of that, whether Donny van de Beek would be a part of ten Hag’s plans for next season is still a mystery. 

Transfer News: Can Erik ten Hag reunite with Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United?
Transfer News: Can Erik ten Hag reunite with Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United?

Amid such a situation, United require to acquire quality reinforcements in order to avoid complications in the following season. de Jong could fit the bill when it comes to what ten Hag may need at Old Trafford.

The partnership worked stupendously at Ajax and they may be able to replicate the same after their potential reunion. The Dutchman is known for his passing skills and game reading abilities, which makes him an incredible weapon for the pivotal role in midfield.

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However, as the 25-year-old has already shown intentions to play for an elite club fighting for European supremacy, United don’t stand a chance if he stands firm with his requirements. It remains to be seen whether money can make a difference in the story.