Erik Ten Hag’s United will need to act fast during this summer transfer window as the pre-season & EPL campaign beckons, but thus far, they have only confirmed the exits of several experienced players.
The Manchester based outfit have been chasing Dutch midfielder, Frenkie de Jong for some weeks now, still, they haven’t been reach an agreement on the asking price with Barcelona.
Man United reportedly offered 65 million euros plus add-ons, according to a reputable Spanish news source, but the La Liga heavyweights demanded at least 75 million euros.
The presence of the Dutch coach is Old Trafford’s main attraction for the highly-rated midfielder.
According to Marca, the Ex-Ajax Star is aware that joining the English outfit it would make him the conductor of the team, It’s an enticing proposal, but the Premier League outfit must first sort out the transfer fee with the Blaugrana.
The Spainish outfit would gain from the sale of De Jong since they have serious financial problems. The transfer would also help them to recoup a significant amount of money & also get rid of De Jong’s big salary.
With 4 years left on his existing deal at the Nou Camp, the playmaker earns £290,000 per week (The Guardian)
In 46 games in all competitions last campaign, he netted 4 goals and provided 5 assists.