Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly confident of signing Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona in a £50 million deal. According to a report by Daily Mail, Manchester United and Barcelona are in talks over a possible move in the summer transfer window for Frenkie de Jong. And the Premier League heavyweights are confident of securing the services of the Dutch midfielder in a deal worth £50 million.
The interest from Manchester United stems from the departures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic. The duo will officially leave the 20-time English champions in the summer transfer window, leaving a gaping hole in the midfield unit at Old Trafford. Frenkie de Jong has thus emerged as a viable target for Manchester United, although the Barcelona midfielder’s stance over joining the Red Devils threatens to put a spanner in the works. The Dutch international does not want to join Manchester United as they will not play in the UEFA Champions League next season.
But the Premier League heavyweights hope to lure him to Manchester United by offering him a contract worth £395,000 per week. And according to Daily Mail, amid talks between Manchester United and Barcelona, the English giants are confident about prising him away from Camp Nou in a £50 million deal.