If Manchester United were an unattractive destination due to lack of Champions League football, the situation should be worse after moving to the bottom of the Premier League.
However, reports coming from Spain suggest that the Red Devils are convinced they can secure the signing of Frenkie de Jong.
As per today’s version of Sport (news image provided below), the Dutch international is more on the outside than inside at Barcelona and he is furious that the Catalan side are putting intense pressure on him to leave.
The Blaugrana are convinced De Jong could secure a move to Old Trafford in the last week of the summer transfer window.
On the other hand, United believe they will end up winning the race to hire his services because they are ready to agree huge financial deals that would be irrefutable for all parties.
The Netherlands midfielder still has more than three years left on his contract with Barcelona and as per The Sun, he earns around £164,000 a week, more than marquee signing, Robert Lewandowski.
In the opening La Liga game of the season, the 25-year-old warmed the bench in the first half and was only brought on by Xavi for the last 30 minutes vs Rayo Vallecano.
In his preferred No. 6 role, captain Busquets is irreplaceable, moreover, Barca have further reinforced the position by luring Franck Kessie this summer.
Frenkie de Jong needs to leave but would he be willing to join a Man Utd side currently struggling to play football? We shall see.