Frenkie De Jong: Man United confident in signing the Barcelona star 

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Manchester United are reportedly starting to believe that Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong will end up at Old Trafford this summer as per the report in Spanish outlet Sport(via Sport Witness). 

The Red Devils’ boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly fixed his sights on signing the 25-year-old in order to make the midfielder the face of his rebuild. 

De Jong reportedly does not have any intention of leaving Camp Nou this summer and wants to prolong his stay in Barcelona. However, the Catalan giants are forced to sell some of their players in order to generate some cash due to their financial difficulties. 

The 25-year-old is one of the most saleable assets Xavi’s side have at the moment. And the report claims that Manchester United are the only club who are willing to match the La Liga giants’ asking price of around €75 million, including bonuses. 

The report also stated that Frenkie De Jong would like to explore other options and join a club who will be able to offer him Champions League football next season. However, the player is currently unable to choose other options, given Manchester United are the only club who are ready to pay the reported sum. 

Neither Barcelona nor Manchester United want to wait long before learning about the Dutchman’s decision. So, things will clear up within the next two weeks. 

Our View:

Frenkie De Jong would be a great signing for Manchester United. However, there is a growing concern inside the fan base whether it will be the right decision or not to sign the Dutchman if he is strongly against joining the Old Trafford stadium. 

Meanwhile, some reports are claiming that the Red Devils hierarchy are ready to make the midfielder the highest earner of the club to persuade him to join the record Premier League champions. 

The Red Devils endured a similar situation with Angel Di Maria as he joined without fully committing to the club and signed a lucrative contract. However, things went badly for both parties and they had to part ways after just one season. 

But, things might be different this time around as Frenkie De Jong has a very good relationship with Erik ten Hag. And the former Ajax boss knows how to bring the best out of the midfielder, given they both have already achieved success together at Johan Cruyff Arena. 

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