September 30, 2022

There are positive to be loads of twists and turns to return, however Frenkie de Jong appears to be like more and more like becoming a member of Manchester United this summer time.

talkSPORT understands the Purple Devils are contemplating an enormous cash transfer for the Barcelona midfielder this summer time.

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De Jong joined Barcelona from Ajax in 2019

The Dutchman joined the Catalan membership in 2019 in a £65million transfer from Ajax and they’re hoping to recoup not less than the cash they paid.

A switch to Previous Trafford would additionally see him reunite with supervisor Erik ten Hag, who’s becoming a member of from the Dutch giants in the summertime.

Ten Hag helped develop him into one of the coveted younger midfielders in world soccer, profitable a league and cup double in 2018/19 and reaching the Champions League semi-final.

It’s maybe a shock that Barcelona need to promote the midfielder as he was touted because the inheritor obvious to the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Though De Jong himself was not too keen on these comparisons.

“I don’t need to be in contrast with these gamers,” he informed Barca TV.

“It’s the right membership for a midfielder. They maintain onto the ball properly, they management the play, it fits me completely.”

De Jong joined Barca from Ajax in a £65m deal

De Jong joined Barca from Ajax in a £65m deal

Barca was his dream transfer and now appears to be like like that dream has not fairly labored out and a transfer to the Premier League beckons.

He very practically moved to an English membership when he left Ajax and spoke about how Arsenal and Man Metropolis had been within the operating alongside Paris Saint-Germain.

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De Jong informed Voetbal Worldwide: “In my thoughts I’ve had the next record for a very long time: Ajax-Arsenal-Barcelona, name it the Marc Overmars route.

“However then once more, if you happen to can go on to Barcelona, then you’re proper the place you need to be. Quicker than you ever dared to dream.”

Which will have been his long-term ambition, however when he was leaving the Dutch membership the Gunners wouldn’t have been a pretty prospect.

De Jong was part of the Ajax side who reached the Champions League semi-final under Ten Hag

De Jong was a part of the Ajax aspect who reached the Champions League semi-final underneath Ten Hag

Among the finest golf equipment in Europe had been additionally after his signature.

“If it had not been Barca, I discover it exhausting to say it now, it might have been PSG or Metropolis,” De Jong informed El Periodico .

Requested whether or not PSG or Metropolis might have provided him more cash than Barca, De Jong replied: “It’s not proper to speak about [money].

“Cash was not my enterprise. Cash was by no means mentioned within the assembly room with me. It was a matter for my agent.

“An important factor was the best way [Barcelona] performed and the way they noticed me, what plans that they had for me.

“When [Barcelona] informed me they noticed me taking part in right here, that they thought of this and that, then they actually satisfied me.

“I talked with my household and my agent and we selected Barca. Then my agent got here right here to barter.”

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