Manchester United officials will fly to Barcelona in a final attempt to sign Frenkie de Jong


Man United officials ‘will fly to Barcelona in a final attempt to sign Frenkie de Jong and are convinced a deal CAN be done’, with Erik ten Hag still desperate to sign his No 1 target despite landing Casemiro for £70m

  • Man United officials are set to fly to Barcelona to agree deal for Frenkie de Jong
  • The Dutchman has been the Red Devils’ primary target throughout the summer
  • Boss Erik ten Hag is insistent on signing de Jong despite the arrival of Casemiro
  • Barca are keen to offload the midfielder amid their documented financial issues 

Manchester United officials are set to travel to Barcelona in a last-ditch attempt to sign Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.

The Red Devils have grown frustrated in their pursuit of the Barca midfielder, yet transfer chiefs are convinced that they will be able to strike a deal.

United’s £70million signing of Casemiro reduced their need to sign a midfielder, however manager Erik ten Hag has expressed his desire for de Jong to join him at Old Trafford.

Man United remain interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer

United transfer chiefs are set to fly out to Catalonia in order to strike a deal for the Dutchman

United transfer chiefs are set to fly out to Catalonia in order to strike a deal for the Dutchman

The pair enjoyed an extremely successful relationship together at Ajax as they reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2018-19.

Barcelona are keen to offload de Jong amid their well-documented financial issues, with the Spanish giants demanding that the Dutchman either reduces his salary or departs the Camp Nou.

The 25-year-old is already owed £17million in amortisations and back payments by the Blaugrana, with his future unlikely to be resolved until that matter is worked out.

The 25-year-old started Barca's 4-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena on Sunday

The 25-year-old started Barca’s 4-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena on Sunday

The midfielder featured in Barca’s 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Sunday, but is viewed as dispensable due to their engine room depth. 

The Red Devils had a reported deal in place with de Jong, however it expired as the two club’s were unable to reach an agreement.

Man United officials are now flying out to Catalonia in order to seal the transfer ahead of the transfer window closure in a few weeks, per De Telegraaf.

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is insistent on bringing de Jong to Old Trafford in this window

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is insistent on bringing de Jong to Old Trafford in this window

The Red Devils’ much-maligned midfield issues have been clear for all to see in their opening Premier League defeats to Brentford and Brighton. 

Premier League rivals Chelsea were confident that they will be able to strike a deal with de Jong under the noses of the Red Devils, but their interest appears to have cooled.

The Blues are able to offer the 25-year-old Champions League football this season, while ten Hag’s outfit will only be competing in the Europa League. 

Therefore, it remains to be seen whether officials will be able to convince de Jong to reunite with his former manager at Old Trafford.

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