Frenkie de Jong has become the great objective of the Manchester United for him summer transfer market. At the request of Erik ten Hag, the Dutch midfielder could leave the FC Barcelona after three seasons, the last full of ups and downs. Not only do the rumors in the English press say so, it is confirmed by the high command of the club of the Premier League. One of them is Richard Arnold, CEO of the Old Trafford club, who assured that the sports institution is “doing my best” to close the hiring of the 25-year-old footballer, who have the money ready, but there are obstacles.
The director of the English team met with several fans in a bar in the city before they carried out a protest against the current owners of the club, the Glazer family. It was recorded by the fans themselves giving an update on the status of De Jong’s signing, Erik ten Hag’s main claim.
“We are doing everything we can to close the deal. I have been trying to close it for several days, the money is there, but there are things in our way that I cannot comment on”said the manager, who also added that money will not be a problem. “The coach loves him and the job has been done. He is a great player”he added.
De Jong, who arrived at Barcelona in the summer of 2019 from Ajax in Amsterdam, has not performed at the same level at the Camp Nou as he did in the ‘ajacied’ team. This, together with the need for Barcelona to enter money, has precipitated the departure of the international with the Netherlands.
Ten Hag has already done his part.
The United coach made contact with the Barcelona footballer to explain why he insists so much on his signing. Ten Hag explained to De Jong that the next project at Old Trafford revolves around him and that his presence at the wheel will be key to success.
In addition, the former Ajax coach has reminded him of the double they achieved together, precisely, in the Netherlands team in the 2018-19 season. As if that were not enough, they reached the semifinals of the Champions League that year, staying just minutes from accessing the highest continental final.
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