Manchester United brag Erik 10 Hag could marque Frenkie de Jong his archetypal signing.
Ten Hag knows the prima amended than most, having worked with De Jong astatine Ajax erstwhile the 24-year-old archetypal broke done the ranks astatine the Amsterdam giants. The recently-appointed United manager utilised the subordinate successful his midfield 3 and arsenic a centre-back during his clip arsenic De Jong's manager.
With United successful dire request of caller humor successful midfield, determination could beryllium an accidental to drawback up De Jong and springiness him a caller lease of beingness nether the manager that helium played arguably his champion shot for.
Spanish outlet Sport accidental that not lone does Ten Hag person a transportation kitty of astir £250m to walk this summer, but the 52-year-old has outlined his erstwhile protege arsenic a precedence signing.
De Jong agreed a woody with Barcelona for a interest upwards of £50m successful 2019, during the play successful which Ajax journeyed to a Champions League final. The Dutchman has struggled to replicate the aforesaid benignant of match-winning performances successful Catalonia, however, and is has not replaced Sergio Busquets arsenic the 'pivote' successful the Blaugranas' side.
There could beryllium added crushed to judge that De Jong volition this summertime extremity his spell successful LaLiga, fixed the incendiary absorption helium showed to being substituted past night.
Xavi's broadside tumbled to decision astatine the Camp Nou to a resolute Rayo Vallecano broadside who person this play completed an improbable treble implicit the club. Barça were missing the talismanic Pedri successful midfield and looked a shadiness of themselves creatively. When De Jong was replaced successful the 2nd half, the midfielder stormed down the passageway alternatively than taking his spot connected the bench.
Barcelona are facing the imaginable of losing La Masia gem Gavi, with the youngster moving down his declaration and Liverpool among the high-profile sides funny successful his services. In a consecutive prime betwixt the two, it is possibly much apt that De Jong would beryllium sacrificed for transfer: Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool could each rival Manchester United for his signature.
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