Frenkie De Jong makes unexpected U-turn on joining Man United

Barcelona midfielder, Frenkie de Jong, has made a U-turn on joining Manchester United this summer. The midfielder is now ready to join Manchester United this summer after giving the move the green light.

The Netherlands international is Man United manager Erik ten Hag’s top transfer target, but his immediate preference was to remain at Barcelona.

Barcelona are prepared to sell the 25-year-old; however, the Catalan club is under extreme financial pressure to cash in on one of its prized assets.

However, according to SPORT, De Jong has said ‘OK’ to joining Man United despite the Red Devils being unable to offer him Champions League football next season.

De Jong has privately admitted he is ready to join the Premier League giants after initial doubts.

His representatives had hoped for offers from Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City, but those clubs have been deterred by Barcelona’s valuation.

Man United are now looking to agree to a fee with Barcelona for De Jong’s signature. Barcelona could demand €60million plus €20million in add-ons from Man United for De Jong.

Transfer: Manchester United star refuses to return to Old Trafford

Manchester United loanee Donny Van der Beek has snubbed an offer to return to the club this summer.

The midfielder spent last season on loan to Frank Lampard’s Everton, who he helped to avoid relegation.

The midfielder has now offered himself to the Italian side, Roma despite a potential route back into the Red Devils’ first team.

The Daily Mirror reports that ever since leaving Ajax in 2020, it is clear that the Netherlands international has been struggling for game time at the Theatre of Dreams and has since been loaned out to Everton.

Van de Beek, should he stay at United, could yet be joined by former Ajax teammate Frenkie De Jong – who Man Utd are also targeting.

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