October 7, 2022

Manchester United are plotting a big-money transfer for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, talkSPORT understands.

The Pink Devils have already got their minds on the summer season switch market with only one match to play of the Premier League to finish a dismal season.

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Barcelona could look to money in on De Jong this summer season amid their monetary woes

Incoming supervisor Erik ten Hag might want to make critical adjustments to the squad, with interim boss Ralf Rangnick admitted the membership wants ‘open coronary heart surgical procedure’.

It seems that a primary signing may quickly be by way of the door with De Jong firmly on United’s radar.

Barcelona would need to recoup at the very least the £65m they paid for de Jong in 2019 and tentative talks with United have begun.

The Netherlands worldwide has remained a first-team common beneath each Ronald Koeman and Xavi, making 45 appearances in complete this season.

Ten Hag will already be very aware of De Jong, having labored collectively at Ajax earlier than the latter joined Barcelona in 2019.

De Jong joined Barca in 2019 for £65m

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De Jong joined Barca in 2019 for £65m

De Jong played under Ten Hag at Ajax

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De Jong performed beneath Ten Hag at Ajax


He was a part of that aspect who made all of it the way in which to the Champions League semi-final, earlier than shedding to Tottenham.

Talking to UEFA after the midfielder joined the LaLiga membership, Ten Hag mentioned: “He’s all the time calm and all the time has the answer. He scans so nicely that he all the time is aware of the best way to go ahead.

“You possibly can hardly put him beneath stress – that’s such an important reward.”