In the summer, Manchester United pushed hard for Frenkie de Jong and even Barcelona wanted to sell him. However, in the end, the player decided to stay at the Nou Camp.
As per recent reports, the situation is completely different. Now, De Jong is ready to secure Man United move but the Catalan giants want to keep him.
Back in July, the Blaugrana were looking to get rid of the player’s high salary of £320,000 a week (The Mirror).
Now, according to Spanish source, Fichajes, the Dutch international wants to join the Red Devils but Barca have him in their sporting plans.
They are already looking at players to replace captain, Sergio Busquets, and therefore, losing the 25-year-old Oranje star would be an even bigger concern.
It is stated that Man Utd are already preparing a good proposal to send to Barcelona in order to finally sign De Jong, who excelled at Ajax under current United boss, Erik ten Hag.
It must be remembered the Old Trafford club will collide against the La Liga leaders in the Europa League next month.
De Jong was a key member of the Netherlands side that reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He featured in every single game under Louis van Gaal, scored a goal and provided an assist in the competition.
After chasing Frenkie for a long time, Ten Hag opted to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid last summer. Moreover, he also added Christian Eriksen to strengthen things in the center of the park.
In your opinion do Man Utd really need De Jong?