Manchester United are reportedly getting closer to the transfer of Frenkie De Jong from FC Barcelona.
According to first Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, United will close the deal this month for around 80 million euros.
☎️ NOTIFICATION @JiJantesfc
Antes del final de liga y con un 95% de probabilidades, Frenkie De Jong va ser traspasado al Manchester United. Es un tema economico puro y duro. El Barça necesita vender un jugador que en el club no ha sido top
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– Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) May 11, 2022
Barcelona is in an economic crisis and is said to be forced to sell De Jong for fear they may not be able to regain its transfer value next season.
The deal could be finalized as early as this week, reports Miquel Blazquez.
– Miquel Blázquez (@BlazquezFont) May 11, 2022
If Man Utd manages to fulfill this contract, it could be one of the signatures of the summer.
De Jong is one of the most technically proficient midfielders in the world and is exactly what United is in the center of the park.
His ability to dictate the pace and control the game would greatly improve the overall gameplay.
The Dutchman can play as a lonely six or further as an eight.
Moreover, De Jong was an instrumental part of Ajax Erik ten Haga’s squad, which reached the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
The duo were able to recreate their management at Old Trafford.
If the reported fee is real, it would consume a significant portion of your transfer budget.
United would have to compensate by buying cheaper options elsewhere.