Barcelona open to selling Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong for £70 million next summer
Spanish giants Barcelona are open to selling Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong for £70 million in the upcoming transfer window, according to Football Insider (h/t Manchester Evening News).
As a result, the Red Devils have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of the Holland international. The Balugrana are still looking to part ways with the midfielder in order to raise funds.
De Jong established himself at Ajax under Erik ten Hag. The Dutch manager helped develop the Holland international into one of the midfielders.
Subsequently, Barcelona came knocking for the 25-year-old’s signature in the summer of 2019. Since then, he has been a key player for the Spanish giants.
Over the years, De Jong has grown from strength to strength. The midfielder thrived under Ronald Koeman at the Camp Nou side, developing the knack of finding the back of the net.
However, with the arrival of Xavi in the Catalan outfit’s dugout, initially, the Holland international struggled to get regular minutes. The Blaugrana have other stars like Sergio Busquets, Pedri and Gavi to call upon in the middle of the park.
However, the 25-year-old has made his way into Xavi’s plans with some impressive and consistent displays. The former Ajax star has made 33 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing an assist.
Ten Hag was appointed United’s head coach at the end of the previous campaign. The gaffer was afforded the signings of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro last summer to bolster the engine room.
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However, the lack of depth in the midfield has evidently hurt us this season. De Jong is a quality player who is familiar with the Dutch manager’s style of play. But it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will make an offer for the 25-year-old next summer.