La Liga star has ’90 per cent chance’ of joining Man Utd but selling club hold all the ‘aces’

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Man Utd target Frenkie de Jong looks up into the stands Credit: PA Images
Man Utd target Frenkie de Jong looks up into the stands Credit: PA Images

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has a “90 per cent chance” of joining Man Utd this summer, according to reports.

Widespread reports agree that new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has earmarked De Jong as his top target this summer before others follow.

A report yesterday insisted that Man Utd are in a ‘bullish’ mood over the potential De Jong deal with the ‘belief firmly being that it is a case of when not if’ he signs.

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There is still no agreement between Barcelona and the Premier League side with the Catalan giants standing firm over their €86m (£74m) valuation of the midfielder.

But El Chiringuito journalist Jose Alvarez Haya (via Sport Witness) claims that there is a ’90 percent chance’ that De Jong ends up at Man Utd this summer.

Spanish journalist Miguel Angel Roman thinks Ten Hag will get the best out of De Jong  if he moves to Old Traford in the summer transfer window.

“If there is an area of ​​the pitch where Barca can have performance in the short and long term, it is the midfield. Perhaps the Dutchman’s exit will not be so screeching,”  Roman told Radio Marca.

“He is a player that Manchester United are interested in. Frenkie exploded with Erik Ten Hag when he was at Ajax.

“If I were Manchester United, taking into account the need there is, I would bet on him. Barca need to sell, and on the other side of the scale, there is Erik ten Hag who comes to revive a historical [club] in low hours [bad times].”

Spanish newspaper AS insists that Barcelona are now holding the ‘aces’ despite many claiming they will be forced to sell De Jong this summer.

The report claims: ‘From the premise of not underselling the footballer and waiting, it seems that Barca has the aces in their hand. The game continues.’

A €60m plus bonuses bid from Man Utd recently was considered ‘scarce’ by Barcelona and AS adds that a ‘patient Barca’ will get their asking price for the Netherlands international.

 

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