Erik ten Hag is said to be ‘confident’ that he can persuade Frenkie de Jong to join Manchester United.
This summer, Ten Hag’s top priority is to sign the Netherlands international. With United in desperate need of midfielders, the new manager wants to renew their Ajax friendship.
Despite the fact that De Jong is apparently not interested in a move to Old Trafford due to the lack of Champions League play, United is pressing on with their interest despite Barcelona’s dire financial situation.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Ten Hag is ‘convinced’ of being able to persuade’ his former player to reunite with him. He also wants to make De Jong a vital piece in his rebuild, despite the fact that Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich are all keeping an eye on him.
Barcelona’s board of directors is allegedly split on whether or not to sell De Jong, but if they do, a transaction may be completed shortly. Meanwhile, according to Correio da Manha, United will compete with City for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes.
According to them, the Portuguese giants are eager to sell their star player for roughly £43 million. City now hold the lead in the competition for the 23-year-old, but United’s solid relationship with Sporting, following their deals with Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, might tip the scales in their favor.