Man Utd determined to agree signing of £70million star – Cross

Erik ten Hag - Manchester United manager

Manchester United will face Brighton on Sunday to kick start their new Premier Leaugue campaign and we have not been able to adequately strengthen the squad.

The name of Frenkie de Jong has been on the radar at Old Trafford for months and reports indicate that the Red Devils are still hoping to get his signing done.

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According to John Cross (news image provided below), Man Utd are determined to agree the signing of the £70million-rated midfielder.

The move is being held up due to the £15million deferred wages that Barcelona have not paid as yet.

The renowned journalist have mentioned that Chelsea are looking to lure the Dutch international as well and are ready to hijack Man Utd’s deal.

The Blues have not replaced Lukaku, who returned to Inter Milan, and are also interested in bringing Aubameyang back to the Premier League from Barcelona.

At Old Trafford, the current midfield setup is just not good enough to compete with the best of teams in the country. Our rivals have proven quality stars like Fabinho, Thiago, Jorginho, Kante, Rodri and Phillips etc.

United used Garner and Van de Beek in the center of the park in the last friendly contest and apart from the duo, we have the likes of Fred and McTominay in the midfield.

On the other hand, the Red Devils have not replaced Matic and Pogba as yet. Ten Hag must sign a top-quality midfielder at the earliest or Man Utd could once again struggle to qualify for the Champions League.

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