According to Frenkie de Jong, adjusting to the Premier League would be difficult, but he has the potential to do so and succeed at Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag will be hoping that his new club will be quick to make additions to the squad when the transfer window opens on Friday, ahead of the start of pre-season training on June 27.
United will need a huge summer of recruitment to upgrade a team that finished last season with the lowest Premier League point total in club history and to compensate for multiple departures.
Central midfield has been in desperate need of reinforcement for years, and it is by far the club’s top priority as they enter the market. De Jong, a Barcelona midfielder, has emerged as a top target, with Ten Hag eager to reunite with the player with whom he had so much success at Ajax.
De Jong is under contract with Barcelona until 2026, but due to the club’s continuous financial difficulties, it will be necessary to sell players this summer in order to bring in any new players. The Dutchman may be forced out of the Camp Nou despite his desire to stay, as he is one of Catalonia’s few expendable assets that would still fetch a high price.
Despite the fact that Pallister believes the transition to England will be difficult, he believes De Jong has the qualities to be a success at Old Trafford if the trade is finalized.
“He’s been a terrific player,” Pallister told Lord Ping. “Ten Hag knows him, he knows his qualities, he knows his character.” “There are a few stumbling blocks for the incoming manager.
“De Jong has established himself to be a world-class player. There’s no denying that the Premier League is unique; in fact, I believe it is, and has been for a long time, the toughest league in the world. In the Premier League, there are no freebies; you have to fight for every point, and it’s physical; there are games after games, and you must be prepared for that.
“It might come as a surprise to him, but he has the ability to deal with it.” It’s rare to see foreign players come to the United States and excel in a different league. It’s a really difficult league to play in. I’m not familiar with De Jong’s personality, but he has the potential to succeed.”