Frenkie de Jong will complete his move to Manchester United “within weeks” after
getting the green light from Barcelona boss Xavi
The 25-year-old moved to the Nou Camp from Ajax back in 2019 but has failed to
impress during his three years there.
That has led to speculation that the Catalans are ready to cash in and sell him this
Incoming United boss Erik ten Hag worked with him during Ajax’s run to the
Champions League semi-finals before the midfielder’s departure.
And he is allegedly keen to reunite with the star at Old Trafford.
Frenkie de Jong appears set to become Ten Hag’s first signing at United.
Now Deportes Cuarto are claiming that Xavi has endorsed the move.
He wants to revamp Barcelona’s midfield over the coming months and is looking to
add AC Milan’s soon-to-be out-of-contract ace Franck Kessie to his squad.
Discussing the transfer speculation recently, Xavi said:
“I haven’t talked with him about his future. “He is playing at a very good level and
has to continue here – he can be one of the best midfielders in the world for years
“If it were up to me, I would continue here for many more years.
“He is very important and can mark an era here. He has to score, assist and he has to
be the protagonist.”
Ten Hag laid out his transfer blueprint for the Red Devils at a meeting in Amsterdam
He was joined by United Football Director John Murtough, his Ajax assistant Mitchell
van der Gaag, who will follow him to England, and Steve McCalren, who is also set to
join his staff.
He is believed to want to sign two midfielders, a versatile forward and a centre-back