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De Jong to Manchester United is possible as Barcelona in trouble

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FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong could potentially be a summer signing for Manchester United. Since, the club received a boost in pursuing him. Last summer, Manchester United identified 25-year-old Frenkie de Jong as their primary transfer target. But the move hindered due to financial issues.

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag is reportedly keen on retaining Frenkie De Jong for the next season. Since, Manchester United’s interest in the midfielder remains strong, and Ten Hag considers De Jong as his top transfer target. It is believed that the prospect of playing alongside Real Madrid’s Casemiro would be attractive for the Dutch midfielder De Jong.

What did a report say about the possibility of De Jong coming to Manchester?

The Daily Mail reported that Barcelona could face a transfer ban if they are unable to generate £178 million. The report stated:

“Barcelona has been involved in questionable behaviour, which has impacted LaLiga, and we are acting accordingly. We have ruled that they can no longer sign more players.”

“In the case of Barcelona, they have to drop from spending on wages and transfers from £532m to £399m (€650m to €450m), so it’s budget of minus £177m (€200m). “

“They have to reduce their investment in players, and we have encouraged them to sell players because, for every amount they raise in sales, they can spend 40 per cent of that.”

If United are able to secure the signing of Frenkie, it could significantly improve their midfield. The Dutchman is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. His ability to control the game from deep positions is unparalleled. With Casemiro providing a solid defensive presence behind him and Bruno Fernandes in front, De Jong could thrive in Erik ten Hag’s system at Old Trafford. His addition could transform United’s midfield and bring them closer to challenging for titles both domestically and in Europe.

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