Manchester United hold talks with Barcelona over a £65m deal for Frenkie de Jong with the midfielder giving the green light to join Erik ten Hag’s revolution at Old Trafford
- Frenkie de Jong has been a key target for Erik ten Hag at Manchester United
- The Holland international is interested in heading to Old Trafford this summer
- Barcelona could cash in, with a fee of £65m enough for them to do business
Manchester United are in talks over a potential £65million swoop for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong after the midfielder gave the green light to joining Erik ten Hag’s revolution.
It is understood the Holland international wants to join United this summer with the Old Trafford club accelerating their attempts to land the 25-year-old.
Sources close to the potential transfer have told Sportsmail that United have made an initial offer for De Jong, but the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong could join Manchester United in a £65m transfer this summer
The Barcelona midfielder, 25, has reportedly given the green light to the deal with United
Barca are believed to want around £65million for the Dutchman.
De Jong is emerging as United’s No 1 summer transfer target as Ten Hag looks to rebuild a team that struggled last season
And there is a growing feeling that a deal can be reached for the former Ajax star to join United ahead of next season.
With De Jong happy to leave Catalonia for Old Trafford, all that is left now is for United to agree a fee with Barca, who need to sell this summer to help stabilise the club’s precarious finances.
Barcelona and Erik ten Hag’s side are still negotiating over the price of the 25-year-old
Manchester United are looking to fill the void left by Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic
De Jong and Ten Hag are understood to have a close relationship from their time working together at the Amsterdam Arena.
Indeed, the lure of a reunion with Ten Hag is described as a major factor in De Jong’s willingness to become a United player this summer.