Manchester United are contemplating making a second supply for FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong as they appear to kick-start their summer season recruitment drive, in keeping with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Pink Devils have been closely linked with a transfer to signal the 25-year-old midfielder in current weeks as Erik ten Hag seems to strengthen his choices in the midst of the park at Previous Trafford.
Manchester United are reported to have had an preliminary supply for De Jong turned down by FC Barcelona as they appear to try to convey the Dutchman to Previous Trafford.
Now, Italian journalist Romano has supplied a contemporary replace on Manchester United’s curiosity in signing De Jong this summer season, saying on social media that the Pink Devils are holding talks about making a contemporary bid for the midfielder as they proceed to barter with the Spanish membership.
Posting on his private Twitter account, Romano supplied an replace on Manchester United’s hyperlink to the previous Ajax man, writing: “Manchester United are discussing internally about submitting a brand new proposal for Frenkie de Jong within the subsequent days. It’s a critical chance, whereas talks with Barca are nonetheless on.
“Deal will enter into key phases after €60m [and add-ons] verbal, opening bid turned down.”
In one other tweet posted shortly after, Romano added: “Extra on Frenkie De Jong scenario. Manchester Utd really feel direct talks subsequent week can be actually vital – with a contemporary bid being thought-about.
“Barca sources are additionally anticipating Manchester United to submit a brand new proposal quickly.”
Ten Hag is thought to be a eager admirer of De Jong having labored with him in the course of the pair’s spell at Ajax collectively. The midfielder has developed right into a key participant for FC Barcelona since his transfer to the Spanish membership from Ajax again in 2019, with the 25-year-old having made 140 appearances for the La Liga aspect throughout three seasons.
Former Manchester United star Teddy Sheringham has claimed that De Jong might battle to adapt to the tempo of the Premier League if he does transfer to Previous Trafford this summer season.
“I’m seeing the rumours about Frenkie De Jong,” said Sheringham. “He hasn’t performed within the Premier League and has been taking part in for Barcelona, who’re anticipated to just about beat almost each different group.
“Lots of Barca’s home opponents roll over for them all through the season. That doesn’t occur within the Premier League – each sport is a battle.
“The tempo and high quality of the league could possibly be a shock to the system for Ten Hag and a participant like De Jong.”