The Guardian reports that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has urged the board to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The Red Devils have reached an agreement to sign the Netherlands midfielder for €85 million, with an initial payment of €75 million, plus an additional €10 million, subject to conditions.
However, De Jong himself intends to stay at the Camp Nou continued and showed no sign of wanting to join United, with Spanish outlet Sport previously reporting that player’s agent Ali Dursun had informed Richard Arnold. CEO of the Red Devils that the players in charge do not want to join the ufabet team
The Guardian claims that Ten Hag has told the club’s board to try to convince De Jong to join the team. Even in time for the opening day of the season against Brighton on August 7
De Jong has been at Barcelona since 2019 and has made 138 appearances, scoring 13 goals and providing 17 assists.
‘The issue of fair play forces players to leave. Those who leave will be one or the other. More complicated is the departure of players who are less important that Frenkie.’
Elsewhere, United completed a deal to sign Christian Eriksen as a free agent on Friday.
United have also reached an agreement with Ajax to sign Lisandro Martinez for €64m (£54.4m).