Xavi gives final verdict on De Jong’s move to Manchester United
Barcelona first team manager Xavi has reportedly given Frenkie de Jong the green light to move to Manchester United this summer.
Manchester United have been linked with a swoop for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the summer transfer window, with Erik ten Hag keen on a reunion with the youngster.
De Jong joined Barcelona from Ajax in 2019 but has been tipped to end his stint with the Catalan giants and sign for the Red Devils this summer.
The emergence of teenage starlets Gavi and Pedri has let to greater competition in the Blaugrana midfield this season, but De Jong has remained a regular fixture in the engine room.
The Netherlands international has racked up four goals and five assists from 45 appearances in all tournaments this season – starting 29 La Liga games for Barcelona.
The 25-year-old is reportedly up for sale at the Camp Nou, having failed to consistently impress at the Camp Nouafter leaving Ajax three years ago.
Cuatro Deportes now indicates that the Barcelona manager has given his approval for De Jong to join Man United if the right fee is offered.