Manchester United has reported closing to sign £80millions midfielder this summer transfer window
However, Erik Ten Hag is keen to reunite with Frenkie de Jong at Manchester United this summer
The Atheltic has reported that Erik ten Hag has become frustrated with the lack of progress made in bringing Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United this summer.
Report claims, De Jong wants to stay at Barcelona next season but the financial problem could be an issue for him to stay
According to SPORT, negotiations between United and Barcelona are at an advanced stage
Moreover, with a fee for the midfielder believed to be around £68 million (€80 million).
De Jong’s potential move to the Red Devils has become this summer’s longest-running transfer saga.
New United manager Erik ten Hag has placed the Dutch midfielder at the very top of his transfer wish list
Eager to reunite with the former Ajax star. De Jong had reservations over a move, telling ESPN when speculation first emerged in late May:
“I prefer to stay with Barcelona.”
“Barcelona is just my dream club. Also from a young age. I just said it too
“I’ve never regretted my choice despite the fact that I had hoped for more in terms of prizes than I’ve achieved so far
But I have never regretted my choice.”
It is thought that the money made from selling De Jong could contribute to that potential deal (per Sky Sports).
With the Blaugrana showing willingness to offload De Jong, the Dutchman wants it known that if he does leave
It’s because of the club’s wish to let him go and not his desire.
De Jong, who has four years left to run on his current deal with the Blaugrana
Joined them from Ajax in 2019 for £77.4 million (€66.6 million).