Sensational midfielder no longer considered untouchable as Man United links quickly escalate
Man United is attempting to sign Frenkie De Jong after it was revealed that he is no longer untouchable at Barcelona.
After being linked with a move to Old Trafford in 2019, the Dutch international has been at Barcelona for just over two years.
Apart from a strong run at the close of last season, he hasn’t showed his finest qualities as a footballer since joining the Spanish giants.
El Nacional.cat reports that
De Jong’s current form may force him out of the starting lineup, and he may even be the first one out the door in the summer.
The brilliant midfielder has fallen out of favor at the club since he hasn’t showed his best self and has failed to justify his 86 million euro price tag.
If Barcelona sells the midfielder, they will be able to earn a considerable sum of money because he is still young enough to progress.
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United is attempting to persuade the player to join the club, despite the fact that the Xavi Hernandez project has failed.
According to Transfermarkt.com, he is valued at over €90 million, and many clubs are reportedly interested in signing him.
With players like Nico González and Gavi emerging to the arena in recent months, the rise of new players in Spain appears to be a fundamental reason why he is no longer untouchable.
Pedri, who made his international debut for Spain earlier this year, is now injured but expects to return in the new year to challenge the out-of-form Dutch star.
Man United is best positioned for the player, according to the report, and will be willing to pay a high price for him.
According to recent reports, the two clubs discussed the prospect, with the Catalans rejecting a bid of €55 million.
He is seen as a suitable alternative for Paul Pogba, who has decided not to extend his contract with the club.
The Spanish club will not stand in the way if United come calling with the proper money, and De Jong could be on his way to Old Trafford this summer.