Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly targeting a move for Barcelona star midfielder Frenkie de Jong as a replacement for Paul Pogba. The red Devils Pogba is likely to lose Pogba on a free transfer at the end of the season. When the midfielder’s contract at Old Trafford expires.
The World Cup winner has yet to agree a new deal with Manchester United. And it is understand the 28-year-old will not sign until his wages rise that would overtake him . Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid player in the Premier League. And the Red Devils are considering a replacement Pogba already has West Ham’s Declan Rice on their wish list.
According to The Independent. De Jong is being scrutinized by Manchester United’s board. The report also claims that Barcelona ‘s new manager Xabi is ‘not very impressed’ with De Jong. And Barcelona may look to let the Netherlands international leave the team. Because they still have to reduce the burden of the team’s wages.
De Jong join Barcelona in a £65million deal from Ajax in 2019. But has struggle to meet his immense value. De Jong is still under five contracts his years at Barcelona.This puts the Spanish club in a strong position to make such high demands. The Dutchman’s position at Barcelona remains shaken following the emergence of Peedri and Gabi. Two of the academy players who have perform at the club’s best in recent times. How many years ago.
De Jong has also link with a move to Manchester City. With Pep Guardiola being a huge fan of the midfielder. “Before I signed for Barcelona official Pepsi than cardio call me.” De Jong said “He said in a serious tone but joking matter. He was happy for me and congratulated me.” According to report by ufabet