There are news reports. The Barcelona star is 95% likely to join Manchester United. But the Red Devils will have to pay around €80 million for the midfielder.
Frankie de Jong is set to leave Barcelona to join Manchester United this summer according to a reliable Barca insider Gerard Romero . The reporter made the news on his show JijantesFC. Where he said the deal was 95% likely to be completed by the end of the month. And the Red Devils will have to pay around €80 million for the 24-year-old.
This player will be sold from the team for purely financial reasons. With the club looking to raise funds before the summer. The Dutchman is one of the best assets to sell for the best price. Romero wrote on Twitter. Before the season is over and there’s a 95 per cent chance Frankie de Jong will move to Manchester United. It’s a purely economic problem. Barca need to sell players that are not at the top of the UFABET club.”
De Jong hasn’t had his best season for Barcelona this season and the Catalan elite understands if he stays for one more season and can do that again. His value will decrease and Barca loses the opportunity to make money. And the La Liga giants could look to take advantage of Erik ten Hag’s move to Manchester United , as the pair had previously worked together at Ajax. and was very successful
De Jong became the star of Ten Hag’s first team during the 2017/18 season and continued to play 57 times at the Eredivisie until moving out in 2019. The pair won the doubles together during the year. 2018-19 and reaching the Champions League semi-finals that year before narrowly losing to Tottenham Hotspur, De Jong was also voted the Eredivisie Player of the Year. Of the season after that season that led him to move to Barcelona.
As for Manchester United , reports from ESPN revealed they had been in contact with the Holland international’s representatives ahead of their intense hunt for a new midfielder this summer. At Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are leaving the team. And the Red Devils need to find a quality midfielder to join Old Trafford during the next season.