Man Utd dreams day and night with the services of Frankie de Jong for the following season. At the request of the new coach, Erik ten Hag, the senior staff of the English team has proposed to remove him from FC Barcelona after three years wearing the Barça shirt. The intention of the ‘Red Devil’ for the Dutch midfielder is so serious that they have decided to raise the offer for the footballer. According to information from The Guardian, it is the only formula they find at Old Trafford to convince the Catalans to let the 25-year-old player out.
As the aforementioned source points out, if a few days ago Manchester United intended to pay at most 60 million euros and another 10 in variables, now they are considering reaching 70 million in fixed terms plus bonuses. Such an amount would be more than enough for Barcelona to agree to release De Jong.
Although De Jong is an important player for Barcelona, it is more necessary to incorporate players in other positions. The 70 million that United would pay would be used so that the president Joan Laporta attends to a special request from Xavi Hernández: Robert Lewandowski, valued at 40 ‘kilos’.
Ten Hag already convinced him
The United coach made contact with the Barcelona footballer to explain why he insists so much on his signing. Ten Hag explained to De Jong that the next project at Old Trafford revolves around him and that his presence at the wheel will be key to success.
In addition, the former Ajax coach has reminded him of the double they achieved together, precisely, in the Netherlands team in the 2018-19 season. As if that were not enough, they reached the semifinals of the Champions League that year, staying just minutes from accessing the highest continental final.
Always according to the aforementioned source, Ten Hag believes that Barcelona has not known how to exploit all the characteristics of Frenkie de Jong in the three seasons that he has already played in Spain. The United manager believes that the same will not happen at Old Trafford and that, on the contrary, he will turn the midfielder into a benchmark.
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