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Manchester United and Barcelona ‘are VERY CLOSE to agreeing a £69m deal for Frenkie de Jong’

Manchester United and Barcelona ‘are VERY CLOSE to a £69m deal for Frenkie de Jong after a breakthrough in negotiations’… with Erik ten Hag ‘hoping to have his former Ajax star at the club next week’

  • Manchester United are confident of closing a deal for Frenkie de Jong next week
  • Erik ten Hag would like to bring the Dutch international to Old Trafford this season
  • United would be close to Barcelona’s valuation of £69million for de Jong
  • The Red Devils hope to complete the transfer before the end of the month

Manchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong after a breakthrough in negotiations this week.

The ex-Ajax star has been one of United’s top transfer priorities this summer, and new boss Erik ten Hag is keen to reunite with his former player at Old Trafford.

With the two clubs negotiating a £69m deal, reports in Spain claim United are confident they will get their first signing across the line by the end of the month.

Manchester United are confident in closing a deal for Frenkie de Jong .  from Barcelona

Manchester United are confident in closing a deal for Frenkie de Jong . from Barcelona

According to the Catalan outlet SportThe Barcelona midfielder has yet to give his approval and negotiate a deal with United, but the club are confident that a deal will be struck on June 30.

Reports suggested the Red Devils had turned down a £56million offer for the Netherlands international at the start of the week.

However, negotiations are underway and United are now said to be much closer to meeting Barcelona’s €80million (£68.6million) asking price for the midfielder.

Xavi’s side is holding on to their appreciation as they try to recoup the money spent on the 25-year-old when they bought him from Ajax for £65million in 2019.

United are much closer to matching Barcelona's appreciation of the former Ajax star

United are much closer to matching Barcelona’s appreciation of the former Ajax star

Erik ten Hag would like to be reunited with his former player at Old Trafford next year

Erik ten Hag would like to be reunited with his former player at Old Trafford next year

United is also on the heels of Ajax and Brazilian winger Antony – another former ten Hag player.

The 22-year-old would like to rejoin ten Hag and was absent from the training of new manager Alfred Schreuder on Friday due to a longer break.

Antony – identified as a target by Ten Hag during talks with United football director John Murtough in Amsterdam last month – shares a good relationship with his former boss, with the Dutchman taking over from Sao Paulo in 2020.

Talks are underway about the £40 million man, who scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists when Ten Hag’s Ajax side won the Eredivisie last season.

Ajax star Antony was absent from training in preparation for Man United interest

Ajax star Antony was absent from training in preparation for Man United interest



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