Manchester United are set to have their worst season in Premier League in historical past – however the shiny aspect is that an overhaul is on the best way.
Incoming coach Erik ten Hag finds himself with an enormous rebuilding job on his palms, with a bunch of gamers set to go away this summer season.
Ten Hag sealed the Eredivisie title with Ajax on Wednesday however the Dutchman clearly has one eye on occasions in Manchester.
Frenkie de Jong is reportedly near agreeing a swap from Barcelona to United and could possibly be one in every of a bunch of signings.
De Jong made his title below the steering of Ten Hag in Amsterdam and featured prominently within the Ajax aspect that reached the Champions League semi-final in 2019, ultimately shedding to Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old midfielder moved to Barcelona for £65million shortly after the Champions League disappointment.
However new Barcelona coach Xavi has indicated that teenage sensations Pedri and Gavi are the way forward for Barcelona’s midfield leaving the proficient Dutchman with a call to make about his future.
A transfer for De Jong can be a smart piece of enterprise for United and one that might level to a much-needed change in switch coverage.
The Barcelona man would supply a ahead considering method in midfield with wonderful approach and a great vary of passing.
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This season, De Jong has amassed 4 targets and 5 assists in 45 video games for a Barcelona aspect that struggled to adapt to the departure of Lionel Messi within the first half of the season.
With Paul Pogba wanting more likely to depart Outdated Trafford on the finish of the season, De Jong gives a youthful, brisker alternative for the Frenchman who has endured an injury-plagued second spell at United.
Additionally exiting the Theatre of Goals this summer season are Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic, leaving United with restricted numbers in midfield.
Studies in Italy recommend United have additionally been monitoring Lazio’s towering midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Lazio President Claudio Lolito this week opened the door to a transfer claiming the participant can be consulted on what he needed to do, ought to there be ‘an vital proposal from a world-class membership’.
The Serbian Worldwide has had a advantageous season within the Everlasting Metropolis registering 10 targets and 11 assists in 35 video games as Lazio shut in on qualification for subsequent season’s Europa League.
The potential acquisitions of Milinkovic-Savic and De Jong would act as assertion signings and ones that might assist carry the doom and gloom round Outdated Trafford.
It could additionally present that United nonetheless have pulling energy regardless of at present being light-years away from rivals Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool and having no Champions League soccer to supply subsequent season.
United followers are desperately in search of a beacon of sunshine forward of subsequent season and the addition of each gamers would ease the frustration of shedding World Cup winner Pogba.
The 20-times league champions have struggled to advantageous tune their midfield in recent times however Ten Hag may remedy the membership’s long-standing downside in a single switch window, ought to each gamers put pen to paper.
De Jong may present the right foil for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, the identical method he did for Lionel Messi throughout his remaining years on the Nou Camp.
Milinkovic-Savic would add energy, aerial menace and a eager eye for objective, changing compatriot Matic while providing a complete lot extra too.
United have missed a bodily presence in midfield and a participant that may dominate in superior areas while being defensively succesful.
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