Manchester United Transfer News De Jong: The Latest Rumors

11 months ago

Being in need of reinforcing the middle field, coach Erik Ten Hag wants to restart the deal with Barcelona to sign the former Ajax star, Frenkie de Jong. Could the deal be done? Explore rumors about Manchester United transfer news De Jong with ULS Football. 

Bayern Munich and Manchester United are among the clubs expressing interest in acquiring the talented midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona during the summer transfer window of 2023.

Frankie de Jong man utd: Previous Pursuit

Last summer, Frenkie de Jong was Manchester United's top target. Erik Ten Hag, who had previously coached De Jong, was keen on bringing his former student to Old Trafford. A contract offer of GBP 73 million was agreed upon by Barcelona and Manchester United. However, De Jong made the decision to stay at Camp Nou, displaying his desire to continue his career with the Catalan club. As a result, the transfer deal fell through, and De Jong remained with Barcelona, where he performed admirably throughout the season.

Manchester United's Renewed Interest



According to reports from English media, Manchester United has not given up on their pursuit of the 1997-born midfielder. They intend to re-engage in discussions with Barcelona during the 2023 summer transfer window. Ten Hag believes that De Jong could be the missing piece in their midfield, providing the team with additional options and strengthening their defensive capabilities.

Bayern Munich's Rivalry in Manchester United Transfer News De Jong

However, Manchester United faces stiff competition from Bayern Munich in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong. The reigning champions of the 2022/23 Bundesliga have also initiated contact with Barcelona to explore the possibility of securing De Jong's signature. Bayern Munich is actively seeking an impressive reinforcement, with Thomas Tuchel identifying De Jong as a top priority. Thomas Tuchel, who previously expressed interest in working with De Jong during his tenure at Chelsea, highly values the Dutch midfielder's talent.

Barcelona's Considerations

Barcelona, on the other hand, is willing to let go of De Jong if the right offer comes along. The arrival of Ilkay Gundogan has provided them with midfield options, making it possible for them to reduce the wage bill. As a result, they are open to negotiating a deal for De Jong. In a potential swap, Bayern Munich is considering letting go of Joshua Kimmich, and De Jong has emerged as a favorable replacement.

De Jong's Stance

Frenkie de Jong, for his part, has expressed contentment with his current situation at Barcelona and has no plans to change clubs in the summer of 2023. He confidently stated, "That's why I didn't bother worrying about it. I feel good at Barcelona and assume that I will still be playing here next season." 

He further emphasized his desire to remain at Barcelona, highlighting that last summer's transfer saga did not cause him significant stress.

Despite Manchester United's persistent interest and Barcelona's willingness to entertain offers, the failed transfer from last summer was partly due to De Jong's insistence on receiving deferred wages from previous years, leading to complications in the negotiations.

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