Manchester United were linked with Frenkie de Jong throughout the summer transfer window but in the end, the player did not leave Barcelona.
The Dutch international’s future at the Nou Camp is once again in the air and reports suggest that he could leave in the January transfer window.
According to ESPN, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to lead the race to lure the former Ajax man should he chooses to exit Barca in winter.
The renowned news source have mentioned that the Catalan side wanted to sell him in the summer and Man Utd even agreed a fee worth 85 million euros.
However, the Oranje midfielder decided to stay put and fight for his place under Xavi Hernandez. The decision has probably backfired.
In the current campaign, so far, De Jong has only started 6 out of 11 games in the La Liga and only 1 out of 4 games in the UEFA Champions League.
In the presence of midfielders like Pedri, Gavi, Kessie and captain Busquets, earning regular game time has been a problem for the 25-year-old and in all fairness, he needs to leave to play week in and week out.
The Netherlands star’s current contract with the Blaugrana will expire in 2026 and he earns a salary of around £164,000 a week (The Sun).
After chasing the Dutchman for a long time, Man Utd splashed the cash to sign Casemiro in August and the Brazilian is mainly a play breaker.
Ten Hag still needs a creative star in the center of the park to replace Paul Pogba. In your view, should United move in again to seal the signing of Frenkie de Jong in January?