According to reputed Spanish journalist Manu Sainz, Frenkie de Jong’s agent has been in London to meet Manchester United’s executives. The Dutch midfielder wants to join the Red Devils instead of Chelsea if he leaves Barcelona in the summer transfer window as he wishes to reunite with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. Frenkie de Jong has been involved in one of the most captivating transfer sagas of the summer. While the 25-year-old is keen on remaining at Camp Nou, Barcelona would like to cash in on him amid their ongoing financial distress, even though they are striving to activate two economic levers to ease their problems.
Frenkie de Jong is thus a viable target for Chelsea, who will have to fend off stiff competition from Premier League rival Manchester United to land the Barcelona midfielder. The Red Devils hold a long-standing interest in the Dutch international and have chased him for a few months now. Paul Pogba’s departure as a free agent has left a void in the creative department at Old Trafford, especially with backup options like Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard leaving as free agents. So while Christian Eriksen is closing in on joining Manchester United, signing de Jong will be a step in the right direction. And according to Manu Sainz, the Barcelona midfielder wants to join Manchester United. Hargreaves believes it will be a good deal for United