Man United leading race to sign €60m-rated Dutch midfielder

Frenkie de Jong has admitted privately that a switch to Man United in the summer transfer window appeals to him. Man United are currently negotiating a deal with Barcelona, who will demand nearly €80m to part ways with the Netherlands international.

The 25-year-old midfielder has become one of the hottest properties in the market due to Barcelona’s financial woes. While the Dutch midfielder wants to stay put at Barcelona, the Catalan giants will need to cash in on him to lighten the wage bill while funding moves in the summer transfer window.

The Dutchman, who has played 140 games for the Blaugrana thus far, is, by far, the most valuable asset at Camp Nou. And the former Ajax midfielder’s precarious situation has captured the attention of some of the most high-profile teams in Europe, including Man United.

The Red Devils are reportedly prioritising a summer move for de Jong, who is a viable target ahead of an impending midfield overhaul. Pogba and Matic have confirmed their departures from the Red Devils, meaning they will need to invest in a top-class midfielder this summer.

Reports this week have claimed that the Red Devils tabled a lucrative offer for the Blaugrana, which should fall around the €80m Barcelona will demand to part ways with Frenkie. And Frenkie de Jong is now warming up to the idea of moving to Man United in the summer transfer window.