Monday, March 20, 2023

Frankie de Jong ’empty’ Barcelona locker with Man Utd transfer inevitable

Manchester United have reportedly received a major boost in their pursuit of Eric ten Haig’s top transfer target, Frankie de Jong, after the ex-Ajax midfielder cleaned out his locker at Barcelona.

Frankie De Jong 'Empty' Barcelona Locker With Man Utd Transfer Inevitable
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De Jong questioned over Man Utd transfer link

Frankie de Jong has reportedly emptied his locker at Barcelona’s training ground as his Manchester United edge closer.

According to AS, the 25-year-old has cleared his belongings from Ciutat Esportiva after Red Devils boss Eric ten Haag turned his head towards Old Trafford. De Jong wanted to stay at Catalonia beyond the summer transfer window, but Barcelona’s well-documented financial situation is forcing the midfielder out.

Ten Haig identified de Jong as his top transfer target soon after his appointment as manager, and after weeks of intense speculation, talks are now set to intensify in the coming days as key players from Camp Nou. Hope to move soon. whereas mirror football Understands United are unwilling to have Barcelona’s financial bail-out to secure a deal, news from Spain serves as a great boost to Ten Haag’s chances of getting his man.

The report added that Barcelona will accept the €80 million (£68.8m) that the LaLiga giants paid Ajax for their services in 2019 to sell de Jong. The Red Devils are considered the only club. has made formal contact with the Netherlands international, who has publicly stated that his priority is to remain at Barcelona, ​​but declined to rule out talks with Ten Haag.

The new United boss developed de Jong at Ajax while guiding Amsterdam to the Champions League semi-finals three years ago. Although the deep-lying playwright has struggled to make a similar impact at Camp Nou, de Jong’s performances at various positions at club level and in a more natural box-to-box role for Hollande have kept his stock high. .

De Jong was on international duty with the Netherlands

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Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has also claimed that the maestro is worth far more than Barcelona’s valuation, declaring recently: “Frankie de Jong brings an extra quality, so he is also worth €112 million.” [£95.3m],

De Jong remained concerned about his future throughout the international break, shining on the pitch as the Netherlands won three of their Four Nations League matches, only to fail to beat Poland at home. “You’re always happy when teams show interest in you as a player,” he told a news conference after Tuesday’s dramatic 3-2 win against Wales. “But I feel like I’m in the biggest club in the world at the moment and feel good there so there’s no news.”

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