Manchester United’s prime midfield target in the summer transfer window was Netherlands international and Barcelona star, Frenkie de Jong.
However, we ended up luring Casemiro from Real Madrid and the Dutchman stayed put with the Catalan giants.
According to a recent report covered by Sport, Man Utd made an important offer to sign the former Ajax man from the Blaugrana, who wanted him to take a pay cut or leave.
De Jong decided to stay and did not even accept a reduction in salary which is still a massive concern at the Nou Camp.
His last contract was signed just a week before the departure of former president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and the current management does not think the deal is feasible.
In the current campaign, thus far, Xavi has mainly preferred the likes of Busquets, Gavi and Pedri in his midfield and in such a scenario, the £320,000 a week star (The Mirror) has only started a single game in the Spanish La Liga.
The Catalan news source have mentioned that due to the complexity of the contract and the fact that the 25-year-old is mainly warming the bench, there could be movements to finally ensure his exit in the winter transfer window.
Man Utd have improved under the management of Erik ten Hag as Eriksen and McTominay have impressed in the center of the park.
Still, the Red Devils need to improve the quality and depth of their midfield. In your view, should United move in to finally sign Frenkie de Jong in winter?