The latest reports in the media suggest that Manchester United are firm favorites to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona this summer.
According to a report covered by Sport today (news image provided below), Man Utd are prepared to agree a £63.8million deal with Barca for the Dutch international and they are certain that such an agreement will be completed.
The well-known Catalan media outlet have mentioned that luring the Netherlands international is the absolute priority of new manager, Erik ten Hag. Internally, the two clubs agree that this is a profitable operation for everyone.
As far as De Jong’s preference is concerned, it is stated that the player wishes to stay at the Nou Camp but is not happy about the fact that the Spanish side would like to offload him for a hefty fee.
If the 25-year-old moves to Man United, he will not be able to take part in the UEFA Champions League. The dilemma is that he cannot choose a better sporting project. Why? Because the Old Trafford outfit are willing to reach the figures no one has offered.
Sport claim that the 20-time English champions have now focused all their efforts in order to persuade the player to join this summer. People close to the deal think that this transfer saga cannot be dragged on for too long.
The cards are on the table and in the next 15 days, Barca would accept the offer to sell De Jong to Man United. Xavi thinks that the midfielder is an important player but the Spanish legend believes it is even more important to have enough money to build his ambitious project.
Lastly, the news source have mentioned that by deciding to leave for the Red Devils, the former Ajax man will do Barcelona a huge (last) favor.
For the latest updates on the transfer saga, watch this space.