Paris Saint-Germain ‘join Manchester United in the race for Frenkie de Jong as French giants target midfield as a priority to strengthen – with Barcelona demanding £68m for Holland star’
- Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong has been linked with a move to Manchester United
- Yet, Paris Saint-Germain are interested as they look to bolster their midfield
- The 25-year-old featured 47 times in all competitions for Barcelona this season
It’s been a busy few days for Paris Saint-Germain and the French giants are remaining active with their transfer activity with the club reportedly keen on signing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The Holland international has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp this summer, with Manchester United his main suitor following the arrival of Erik ten Hag as their manager.
However, PSG have now joined the race for the 25-year-old as they look to bolster their squad ahead of next season.
Frenkie de Jong is reportedly wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, who look to bolster their midfield
Barcelona are open to selling him, claim reports, but would demand £68million in return
De Jong has been linked with a move to Manchester United which would see him reunited with their newly-appointed boss Erik Ten Hag (the pair pictured together during their time at Ajax)
Spanish publication Sport, via several French news outlets, claim that sporting director Luis Campos ‘considers it a priority to strengthen the midfield’ with De Jong on their shortlist.
PSG were in the running for De Jong when he left Ajax, who he worked under Ten Hag with, for Barcelona in 2019 – but he chose the Spanish giants instead.
Any offer for De Jong will need to be in the region of £68million though as cash-strapped Barca looked to recoup their £65m outlay on him.
De Jong made 47 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions this season, scoring four times from midfield.
If PSG were able to sign him, it would enhance an already strong window following Saturday’s news that Kylian Mbappe has signed a new three-year deal at the Parc des Princes – rejecting the lures of a childhood dream to Real Madrid.
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