- May 12, 2022
- Posted by: AliensFaith
- Category: OBJECTIVE PRESS
- Manager keen to sign player he worked with at Ajax
- De Jong’s preference is to continue in Champions League
Erik ten Hag will push to make Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong one of his first signings at Manchester United. The pair worked together for a year and a half at Ajax, the club Ten Hag is leaving for Old Trafford this month.
Contact has been made between the parties but no agreement is close. Barcelona’s financial troubles could make them willing to entertain offers of at least €70m (£60m), although Ten Hag would have to persuade De Jong of the merits of joining United given that the midfielder regards competing in the Champions League as a priority.