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Manchester United’s attempts to sign Frenkie de Jong continue to be frustrated by Barcelona

Manchester United’s attempts to sign prime goal Frenkie de Jong frustrated by Barcelona who refuse to promote Dutch midfielder until they’ll prise Bernardo Silva from Manchester City as a alternative

  • Manchester United’s attempts to sign Frenkie de Jong are being frustrated 
  • Barcelona need Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva to exchange the Dutchman 
  • And with City unwilling to promote for cut-price price Xavi is unable to land his man
  • But the Dutch midfielder has already described Barca as his ‘dream membership’ 

Manchester United’s efforts to sign Frenkie de Jong are being difficult by Barcelona supervisor Xavi wanting Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva as a alternative.

Barca’s monetary issues imply their membership bosses are pleased to sanction a £70million deal for de Jong to be part of United and rejoin his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

However the deal continues to be doubtful with the Dutch midfielder reluctant to go away the Nou Camp for a membership exterior the Champions League and the stance of Xavi who will solely give his blessing if Bernardo arrives as a substitute. 

Having played under him at Ajax, Frenkie de Jong is reportedly top of Erik ten Hag's transfer list

Having performed below him at Ajax, Frenkie de Jong is reportedly prime of Erik ten Hag’s switch record

De Jong, 25, is a precedence goal for brand spanking new United boss Erik ten Hag this summer time as he seems to strengthen the backbone of his staff, however he faces an battle to sign him, with the silky performer having insisted he’s already at his ‘dream’ facet.

However, his feedback after his nation’s 4-1 victory over Belgium, a sport wherein he delivered an eye catching efficiency, might hand the Red Devils the impetus.

Speaking to NOS post-match, De Jong opened up on his most popular type of play.

Ten Hag managed de Jong in 59 games including a stunning Champions League run in 2018/19

Ten Hag managed de Jong in 59 video games together with a surprising Champions League run in 2018/19

‘I like to be the primary participant to obtain the ball from the defenders. In the nationwide staff I play in a different way in contrast to Barca. And I feel this one matches me higher,’ he mentioned.

He was additionally quizzed on whether or not the purpose with Holland is to get on the ball ‘as a lot as potential’ throughout video games, to which he responded with: ‘Yeah, positive.’

Barcelona want Bernardo to replace de Jong

Barcelona need Bernardo to exchange de Jong

His remarks might put his potential suitors on crimson alert, and trace that his future lies away from the Nou Camp. PSG have additionally reportedly joined the race to sign him.

De Jong, nevertheless, has advised ESPN: ‘I desire to stick with Barcelona. Barcelona is simply my dream membership. Also from a younger age. I simply mentioned it too. 

‘I’ve by no means regretted my selection even supposing I had hoped for extra when it comes to prizes than I’ve achieved up to now. But I’ve by no means regretted my selection.’ 

Bernardo’s contract on the Etihad runs till 2025 placing City in a robust position to ask for a hefty price for his or her Portuguese worldwide.

Talks continued yesterday between United and Barcelona with settlement on De Jong’s valuation shifting nearer however the participant will nonetheless want to be persuaded.

Laporta might then ignore Xavi’s needs however that will nonetheless be a chance given the supervisor’s standing on the membership and all through town

Xavi may have been handed a boost after de Jong described Barca as his 'dream club'

Xavi might have been handed a lift after de Jong described Barca as his ‘dream membership’

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