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Manchester United eyes Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, makes opening bid of worth €80 million: Reports

Reports have suggested that the Reds have put the signing of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong on their top priority.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Published on - 9 June 2022 7:19 pm

Almost all the Premier League teams will get down to business as the highly-anticipated summer transfer window reopens in less than 24 hours. English giants Manchester United are eyeing to rope in the best crop of the current generation in their camp under the guidance of new head coach Erik ten Hag.

Latest reports have suggested that the Reds have put the signing of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong on their top priority.

According to transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, New United boss Erik ten Hag has earlier worked with De Jong at Ajax and recommended the bosses to prioritize his signing this summer as he aims to rebuild Old Trafford. Reports have also claimed that United has already made an opening bid of €80m, with a €60m down payment and a further €20m in potential bonuses.

Reportedly, Ten Hag has already talked to De Jong and made his best attempt to convince him by stating that he will be the ‘star at United’ and the ‘entire game will revolve around him.’ Specifically, United’s new head coach has lured the Dutchman by ensuring him that he will be the ‘conductor of a new project.’

However, there is no response from the Netherlands international footballer as he had earlier claimed his association with Barcelona was a ‘dream come true.’ At the end of the 2021-22 season, De Jong made it clear that Barcelona is his dream club and from a younger age he always wanted to be in the club.

“I have never regretted my choice even though I had hoped for more in terms of prizes that I have achieved so far. But I hardly ever regret any of my decisions,” he was quoted.

But, reports have hinted that Barcelona is attracted by the amount they have been offered by United for the Dutchman. Barcelona is reportedly delighted with the €80 million, €5 million more than what they spent when they bought the footballer from Ajax. Barcelona’s head coach Xavi is reportedly eying to reduce its wage bill and seeks for funds to sign players they want to enhance their strength in the field.

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