Even though they were unable to capture Frenkie de Jong during the summer transfer window, Manchester United reportedly told the player’s agency that they are still interested in acquiring the services of the Barcelona midfielder. There was no signing of the player by Manchester United during that time.
There were rumblings in the summer of 2017 that De Jong could be on his way out of the club after the Red Devils made the decision to place a higher priority on the procedure of signing him. But the player, who had previously played for Ajax, stated that he preferred to remain at Camp Nou, so manager Erik ten Hag decided to go with Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro instead. He had previously played for the Ajax team. Casemiro spent his final season with Real Madrid, the club that gave him his professional debut.
According to the source, ten Hag has reportedly informed the agent of De Jong that he is still interested in bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford and that he wants to construct a team that is capable of winning trophies. Ten Hag has also mentioned that he wants to develop a squad that is capable of contending for championships. His objective is to put together a squad that will be able to bring trophies back to the house.
During the summer, there were speculations circulating that Manchester United and Barcelona had reached an agreement on a price for the sale of De Jong. However, the agreement fell through because of complications around deferred compensation, and De Jong ended up signing for Manchester United instead.
The publication London World said not too long ago that the player has a value of £70 million, which, given the amount of money that Manchester United possesses, should not pose a problem for the club. On the other hand, 90min is certain that the 25-year-old squad is still intent on recovering the money that Barca owes them but hasn’t paid yet. This is something that 90min has confirmed.
The source claims that United are prepared to make another attempt to get De Jong because ten Hag considers him to be a “transformative” player who has the potential to make a significant impact on the team’s performance. Because ten Hag believes that De Jong is a player who can contribute significantly to their club, United is prepared to give this a shot. In spite of this, they will have to continue to work as swiftly as they possibly can to find a solution to the problem of deferred salaries.
De Jong has been personally involved in the most of Barcelona’s entertaining play during this current season. Sergio Busquets is an excellent player who has been with the squad for a considerable amount of time. The captain of the team, Xavi Hernandez, thinks that he could be a good successor for Sergio Busquets. Hernandez considers him a candidate for the job and sees him as a potential successor.
Frenkie de Jong is one of the top deep-lying midfielders in Europe. The Dutch international player is considered to be among the finest in both starting counterattacks from the defensive end of the field and passing the ball on to teammates. He’s a member of the Netherlands national squad right now.
The ability of De Jong, as a player, to dribble past defenders while simultaneously advancing forward with the ball is the strongest aspect of his game. This is by far his most endearing quality. In addition, his defensive work is quite good, and he possesses the appropriate balance of pace and technical talent to be successful in England. Because he has been so essential to the Blaugrana this season, it may be difficult for United to make this deal happen. He has done some fantastic things for them this season, demonstrating how valuable he is to them. Because of this, it may be challenging for United to carry out this transaction successfully.
Even if they come up with a solution to the issue of deferred salaries, Erik ten Hag will still have to put in a lot of effort in order to convince the midfielder to sign with Manchester United. We will need to hold off judgment till then and watch how things develop in the meantime.