Manchester United are set to make a renewed offer for top target Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong
Manchester United to make a renewed offer for top target Frenkie de Jong…
- Manchester United to make a new offer for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong
- Their previous bid for the Dutchman fell £15million below Barca’s valuation
- Barcelona are demanding around £69million compensation for the 25-year-old midfielder
- Erik ten Hag sees the player as an integral part of his reconstruction at Old Trafford
Manchester United will make a renewed transfer proposal for Barcelona’s Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The clubs are still around £15million apart in valuation after United’s £51million-plus bonuses gamble, but de Jong is Erik ten Hag’s priority, along with free agent Christian Eriksen, who has an offer from Tottenham.
However, Ajax’s Dutch defender Jurrien Timber, another United target this summer, will sign a new contract with the Eredivisie side.
Erik Ten Hag sees Frenkie De Jong as an integral part of his revolution at Manchester United
Ten Hag wants United to arrange the transfer of De Jong urgently, because he sees the Dutch midfielder as the most important player in the style revolution he wants to bring to Old Trafford.
Once De Jong is signed from Barcelona, he will decide which players he needs with the rest of the budget.
While their bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City have started bringing in reinforcements this window, the Red Devils have yet to sign.
Ten Hag does not want the club to spend transfer money at this stage on less important goals
De Jong played 59 games under Ten Hag
And with one of the biggest transfer stories off the window yet to really take hold, United fans’ wait for a new face at Old Trafford looks set to be a while yet.
United had hoped Barca would be desperate to sell due to their precarious financial condition and mounting debts of nearly £1bn.
The Catalan club are due to file bills with La Liga at the end of June, who will set their spending limits next season, meaning a quick transfer seemed in their favor as it would help balance the books.
Last week, however, Barca members approved a £600m fundraising deal under which a percentage of the future TV and merchandising rights were mortgaged to cover the bulk of the debt.
Barça feel this will strengthen their hand by spending the full amount as they are now prepared to bide their time.
Despite their financial difficulties, they are also confident in signing Robert Lewandowski, who has a year left on his contract with Bayern Munich.
Another United target Jurrien Timber is now signing a new contract to stay with Ajax