Manchester United hold talks with Barcelona over £65m deal for Frenkie de Jong
Man United are in talks with Barcelona over a £65million deal for Frenkie de Jong, with the midfielder giving the green light to reunite with his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and join the Dutch revolution at Old Trafford.
- Frenkie de Jong was an important target for Erik ten Hag at Manchester United
- The Holland international is interested in going to Old Trafford this summer
- Barcelona could cash in, with £65m fee enough to do business
Manchester United are in talks about a potential £65million strike for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong after the midfielder gave the green light to join Erik ten Hag’s revolution.
It is clear that the Holland international is looking to move to United this summer, as the Old Trafford club accelerate their efforts to land the 25-year-old.
Sources close to the possible transfer have told Sportsmail that United have made a first offer for De Jong, but the two clubs have yet to reach an agreement.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong could be heading to Manchester United this summer for a £65million transfer
The 25-year-old Barcelona midfielder has reportedly given the green light to the United deal
Barca would reportedly want about 65 million pounds for the Dutchman.
De Jong emerges as United’s number 1 summer transfer target as Ten Hag tries to rebuild a team that struggled last season
And there is a growing sense that a deal can be struck for the former Ajax star to join United for next season.
With De Jong happy to leave Catalonia and move to Old Trafford, United now only needs to agree a fee with Barca, who must sell this summer to stabilize the club’s precarious finances.
The side of Barcelona and Erik ten Hag are still negotiating the price of the 25-year-old
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De Jong and Ten Hag reportedly have a close bond from their time when they worked together in the Amsterdam Arena.
Indeed, the lure of a reunion with Ten Hag has been described as a key factor in De Jong’s willingness to become a United player this summer.