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Manchester United ready to pay £69m for Frenkie de Jong

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Manchester United are ready to pay £69 million to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong in this summer transfer window. Marc Behrenbeck of Sky Sports Germany claimed the report regarding this transfer.

The Red Devils of Manchester targetted the Dutch midfielder as one of their prime midfield signing this season. They are also ready to shell out a lump sum amount of £69 million for this deal to go through. New Man United boss Erik Ten Hag is also keen to reunite with his former player. The duo won several trophies in their time with the Eredivisie outfit Ajax Amsterdam.

De Jong was an instrumental player under Teg Hag in Ajax before making his switch to Spain for FC Barcelona. He operated the midfield as a No. 6 and was quite effective as well. Now, Ten Hag want him for the same role he used to from his former key player. He is also quite eager to lure him away to the Old Trafford outfit.

Now, Marc Behrenbeck of Sky Sports Germany, via The Express claimed that the Red Devils are willing to complete the deal with a sum of around £69m to secure the services of the 25-year-old. Furthermore, Barcelona are going through a financial crisis and might end up selling the Dutchman. Though it might need a little bit of convincing for the player himself as the Catalonia club is ‘ready to hand over’.

Will it be a good signing for Manchester United?

Manchester United have made De Jong their priority signing this summer. Although no prior bids made, they are now ready to make an official approach for him.No Champions League football next season at Old Trafford can prove to be a hindrance for him to join. But Ten Hag seems ‘convinced that he can convince’ his ex-player.

De Jong is a brilliant passer of the ball and has excellent ball distribution capacity. He completes 91% of the total pass attempts he made since his senior debut. He will provide more control in the midfield for Man United and even though he is not a tough tackler, he has superb anticipation when it comes to winning his duels.

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