The transfer season is here: Manchester United are closing in on Frenkie de Jong, according to journalist, Gerard Romero.
Newsbreak reports that there is a “95 per cent” chance the club signs De Jong, with Barca forced to sell the midfielder this summer.
The decision to sell De Jong is purely an economic one for Barcelona, with United now set to reunite Eric ten Hag and De Jong after their time working together at Ajax Amsterdam.
Snapshot of Frenkie de Jong
A versatile midfielder, De Jong is known for his vision, passing, dribbling, technique, along with strong defensive abilities and attacking prowess. He has frequently been ranked among the best midfielders in world football.
De Jong began his professional career at Willem II in 2015. He transferred to Ajax for a fee worth €1 a year later. The fee was symbolic and offset by a sell-on clause. At Ajax he established himself as one of the best young midfielders in Europe, after winning a domestic double and reaching the Champions League semi-finals. De Jong won the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup, was Eredivisie player of the season, and was an instrumental part of Ajax’s first UEFA Champions League semi-final appearance in 22 years, in a breakthrough 2018–19 season.
During his breakthrough season, De Jong agreed to sign for Barcelona in January 2019, leading him to be signed for the club in July, for a fee worth €75 million. De Jong was selected to the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World11 and was one of three Dutch players to feature in it for the first time in five years.
De Jong made his senior international debut for the Netherlands in September 2018. He became a starter in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, in which Netherlands finished runners-up. He also represented the side at UEFA Euro 2020.
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