United are anticipated to be busy within the switch market underneath their new supervisor, Erik ten Hag. The previous Ajax chief is ready to be backed in the summertime by the Previous Trafford hierarchy as he bids to overtake a enjoying squad that has majorly dissatisfied within the Premier League this yr.
And with Ten Hag desirous to work with De Jong once more, the 25-year-old has emerged as one of United’s primary midfield targets. The Dutch worldwide was one in all Ten Hag’s greatest stars at Ajax earlier than he was sold to Barcelona for an initial €75million (£65m) again in 2019.
Whereas United are excited about placing a deal for De Jong, it stays to be seen if Barcelona have an urge for food to promote their midfield maestro.
Barcelona boss Xavi was adamant that De Jong might nonetheless play an essential position within the membership’s future if he stays in Spain – however hinted that the membership’s ‘financial state of affairs’ might dictate whether or not or not the midfielder strikes on.
Talking forward of Sunday’s La Liga finale, Xavi mentioned: “For me, Frenkie is a good participant, he’s a beast – I like him and I feel he might be a part of an essential period of the membership. We’ll see the financial state of affairs of the membership… however I like De Jong.”
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Barcelona’s latest monetary points have been nicely documented and even led to the departure of Lionel Messi final summer season. Whereas issues have seemingly improved on the Nou Camp, Xavi’s feedback trace that the membership might nonetheless be compelled to money in on gamers within the coming months.
Even when United are capable of facilitate a deal, it stays to be seen if they are going to have the ability to persuade De Jong to maneuver to Previous Trafford after they did not qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League marketing campaign – that means Ten Hag could also be unable to seal the reunion he craves.
Ten Hag jetted into United’s London workplaces earlier this week to start thrashing out plans for subsequent season, however the 52-year-old is ready to absorb the ultimate Premier League sport of the season. Ten Hag will get the possibility to run the rule over his new squad when United lock horns with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.