Fabrizio Romano: Erik ten Hag ‘pushing’ for Man United to signal 25-year-old - Football Roof

Fabrizio Romano: Erik ten Hag ‘pushing’ for Man United to signal 25-year-old

Erik ten Hag is continuous to push for Manchester United to signal Frenkie De Jong from FC Barcelona this summer season, in keeping with Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano.

The Crimson Devils have been strongly linked with a transfer to signal the Dutch midfielder – who performed below Ten Hag at Ajax prior to now – this summer season as the brand new Manchester United boss prepares for his first season in cost at Outdated Trafford.

De Jong has been a constant presence within the FC Barcelona crew since his switch to Camp Nou from Ajax again in 2019 and the participant himself has to this point remained tight-lipped concerning the hypothesis relating to his future this summer season.

Whether or not Manchester United will be capable of strike a deal to carry the Netherlands worldwide to Outdated Trafford this summer season stays to be seen, however Italian reporter Romano has revealed that De Jong stays as one of many membership’s high targets.

Romano additionally confirmed that the Crimson Devils have had a “verbal” proposal of €60m plus €10m in add-ons rejected by FC Barcelona, with the Spanish membership holding out for a payment nearer to €85m up entrance if they’re to half methods with the gifted midfielder.

Talking on his Here We Go podcast final week, Romano mentioned: “Barcelona acquired a verbal proposal from Manchester United final week. It was €60m plus €10m [in add-ons]. Barcelona mentioned no.

“Barcelona need €85m assured for De Jong. Let’s see if Manchester United will resolve to make this proposal or not. Let’s see what occurs on the participant’s aspect. Ten Haag is pushing and pushing for De Jong.”

De Jong has scored one aim in 44 appearances for the Netherlands since making his senior worldwide debut again in 2018.

He netted 5 objectives in 89 video games for Ajax earlier than finishing his transfer to FC Barcelona in 2019, and he has netted 13 objectives in 140 appearances for the Spanish aspect since then.

Born in Gorinchem within the Netherlands, De Jong started his youth profession at Willem II earlier than he moved to Ajax on an preliminary four-year contract again in the summertime of 2015.

In the meantime, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has expressed his concern concerning the membership’s lack of switch exercise to this point this summer season.

Posting on his personal Twitter account final week, Neville wrote: “I do know early within the window nevertheless it’s worrying that United are struggling to get enterprise carried out.

“The others appear set and prepared but United can’t get shifting. Erik ten Hag wants his group collectively asap to mould them. Bringing them in late will solely make it more durable for him! Hope it occurs quickly!”

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