Manchester United fans could have received the clearest indication that Frenkie de Jong could be on the way…
As Manchester United gear up for what appears to be their most important transfer window in the last decade, the Old Trafford club is being linked to every name under the sun.
The last player to join this list is Frenkie de Jong. Over the past week, rumors suggesting the Dutchman could switch from FC Barcelona to Manchester have undoubtedly increased. We are following this story here.
In terms of the latest information, Deportes Cuatro provided us with an intriguing update on Thursday. In their title, they claim that the current Barça manager, Xavi, ‘approves’ the sale of the player, as he wants to renew the midfield at the Camp Nou club.
Entering the main body of the article, Deportes Cuatro makes a big statement. They claim the 25-year-old ‘will be a Manchester United player’ in the coming weeks.
Furthermore, they cite information from Gerard Romero, claiming that Barca ‘gave the order’ to let the Dutchman move forward during the next transfer window.
With Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic gone, United look seriously light in the middle of the park. At least one and ideally two new players should be signed in that area of the field. I would like to see the club put some trust in James Garner, although that leaves room for one more.
De Jong would be a perfect fit for our starting lineup. While his previous relationship with Erik ten Hag from their time together at Ajax definitely accelerates how easily the midfielder would be able to adapt and adjust to life at Manchester.
The problem for United is that they won’t be the only ones interested in signing De Jong. Beating Champions League clubs for your signing can be tough, but I like the fact that the Reds aren’t around and are already trying to make transfers.
Would a move from Manchester United to Frenkie de Jong make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.