Newcastle join race for €70m-rated Man United transfer target

Frenkie de Jong has popped up on the radar of Newcastle United over a potential move in the summer transfer window. The Barcelona midfielder is also a target for the Red Devils amid widespread speculation surrounding his future.

The Netherlands international has made gradual progress in his career since joining the Blaugrana from Ajax in summer 2019. De Jong has turned out 138 times for the Catalan giants thus far, chipping in with 13 goals and 17 assists.

But Frenkie’s Barcelona future is up in the air, as the La Liga giants stay in financial distress despite some measures taken by Joan Laporta. And the 25-year-old midfielder could be the Blaugrana’s best hope to raise some much-needed funds to balance their books.

Such a situation has captured the attention of Man United and Newcastle United. The Dutch midfielder has emerged as a priority target for the Red Devils, who will need to sign a midfielder in the summer transfer window.

Matic will leave Man United after the 2021/22 campaign ends, while Pogba could also depart from Theatre of Dreams as a free agent. The Dutchman has thus popped up on Man United’s radar, with recent reports claiming the Red Devils are closing in on signing him.

But Man United will face stiff competition from Newcastle in the battle to secure the services of de Jong in the summer transfer window. But it will be interesting to see if the Magpies can convince the former Ajax midfielder to move to St. James’ Park.