Reports in Spain claim Manchester United have now moved closer to signing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer
According to AS via Daily Mail, De Jong has now cleared his locker at Barcelona as he prepares to join Manchester United this summer
However, Erik ten Hag is now set to achieve his desire of reuniting with De Jong at Old Trafford.
Barcelona midfielder De Jong worked under Ten Hag at Ajax
Moreover, where they won the domestic double and reached a Champions League final together in 2019.
De Jong’s decision to clear his locker at Barcelona means United are now getting closer
Despite Barcelona’s member voting in favour of the sale of future merchandising
Television rights which will see the Spanish side raise £600million, Barcelona remain keen on selling De Jong
It was believed the funds raised will mean Barcelona will no longer sell De Jong but AS insists Barcelona still remain keen on selling the Dutch midfielder this summer.
Barcelona are reportedly now offering De Jong to interested clubs for €80million but no club has responded except Manchester United.
The report adds that Manchester United are the only club to have submitted an official bid for De Jong
Moreover, with the Red Devils offering €60million plus €10million in add-ons.
De Jong has been a regular at Barcelona for the past three years, playing 140 games across all competitions and scoring 13 goals
United fans will also be excited about the potential arrival of De Jong at Old Trafford as the club eyes a return to the Premier League top four.
The Guardian claim Manchester United are confident Barcelona will lower their asking price for De Jong
The Red Devils are the only club interested in signing the midfielder this summer.