Man United ‘try everything’ to sign 25-year-old


Manchester United are pushing to sign Frenkie De Jong from FC Barcelona this summer, according to journalist Florian Plettenberg.

The Red Devils are believed to be on the hunt for a host of new signings this summer as Erik ten Hag prepares for his first season at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are set to be linked with a host of potential inbound transfers as Ten Hag seek to bring the Red Devils back into contention for a top-four spot next season.

De Jong has been touted as a possible target for the Red Devils in recent weeks as Manchester United begin to finalize their list of summer transfer targets.

The 25-year-old Dutch international has been a regular in Barca’s first team this season, having made over 50 first-team appearances for the Spanish club in all competitions, scoring four goals and providing five assists.

According to Sky Sport Germany Reporter Plettenberg, Manchester United have a strong interest in signing the Dutch midfielder this summer, but it seems unlikely the Spanish club will be willing to part ways with a player who has been a first-team regular this season.

Post to personal account Twitter account Monday, journalist Plettenberg wrote: Update [on De Jong]. It has been learned from close sources that Man United are trying everything to get De Jong in the summer.

“Ten Hag wants it!” The club checks the financial package. Talks have taken place. But Xavi will definitely not let him go!

Frenkie De Jong Man United

Born in Gorinchem in the Netherlands, De Jong started his career at Willem II before joining Ajax, where he played under Ten Hag before his eventual move to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2019.

He has played 40 times for the Dutch national team after making his senior debut in September 2018.

Speaking in 2019, former Arsenal and Netherlands star Marc Overmars spoke about De Jong’s potential saying: “It’s important for Barca to have players like De Jong. With his talent, at his age he could become a Xavi or an Iniesta.

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