Gabriel Agbonlahor believes that Frenkie De Jong can be higher off signing for Chelsea FC than Manchester United this summer time if given the possibility.
The Netherlands worldwide has been relentlessly linked with a transfer to Manchester United from FC Barcelona to this point within the switch window however the change has not but materialised.
The 25-year-old continues to make the headlines in one of many summer time’s long-running switch sagas nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not he’ll find yourself leaving Camp Nou or not.
Chelsea FC have additionally been credited with an curiosity in touchdown De Jong this summer time as Thomas Tuchel ponders including to his midfield choices forward of his second full season in cost on the membership.
Former Aston Villa star Agbonlahor feels that Manchester United, who’re within the Europa League subsequent season following their sixth-placed end, wouldn’t have the identical draw when it comes to attracting new signings as they did prior to now – and he believes that Chelsea FC can be the higher possibility for De Jong ought to he depart FC Barcelona this summer time.
Talking to talkSPORT, Agbonlahor mentioned: “I nonetheless really feel like they [Chelsea FC] should want a midfielder, there’s speak of possibly De Jong, possibly hijacking that transfer from Manchester United, and I feel he’d select Chelsea over Man United if he had the selection.
“So I nonetheless suppose they want one other midfielder and one other striker, however the defence can be sorted with this signing.”
Agbonlahor continued: “I’ve been speaking about Manchester United not being as a lot of a pull for some time now and their followers don’t prefer it. They will’t deal with the straight information.
“De Jong, if he’s leaving Barcelona, he doesn’t wish to go to Manchester United. There are quotes which have come out that he would somewhat Bayern Munich, he would somewhat Chelsea.
“As a result of if I’m selecting a crew within the Premier League and I’ve obtained the possibility of Chelsea or Manchester United, I’m selecting Chelsea.
“I’m in London, I’ve obtained Thomas Tuchel who’s gained the Champions League not too long ago, you’re enjoying Champions League soccer this season, you’ve obtained a greater squad of gamers.
“Manchester United have gotten [Cristiano] Ronaldo who doesn’t wish to be there, he’s not turned up for pre-season.
“You’ve obtained gamers that aren’t performing. You’ve misplaced high gamers like [Paul] Pogba. They’ve obtained issues and it’s going to take them some time to get an opportunity of successful the Premier League or the Champions League.
“Does De Jong wish to go from Barcelona, who can be enjoying Champions League soccer, to Manchester United, who aren’t going to be?”
Beneath their new house owners, Chelsea FC have already introduced in Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly this summer time as they purpose to assemble a crew able to difficult for the title subsequent time period.
The Blues are persevering with to be linked with additional additions, with the summer time switch window not scheduled to shut till 1 September, which is three weeks after the Premier League season has kicked off.