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Barcelona still yet to make a decision on the future of Frenkie De Jong

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In a recent interview, Barcelona’s sporting director Mateu Alemany has confirmed that the club have still not made any judgment regarding Frenkie De Jong despite Manchester United’s interest intensifying.

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has previously worked with Frenkie De Jong at Ajax. Erik ten Hag is reported to be the man who signed the midfielder in the first place. With Manchester United set for a rebuild in the summer. Erik ten Hag has identified Frenkie De Jong as his top target ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old was signed by Barcelona in the summer of 2019 for a reported fee of €75million. He has not quite reached the heights Barcelona fans expected him to hit. But De Jong has still had a few good movements in the Barcelona shirt.

Frenkie De Jong has made a total of 46 appearances across all competitions this term. In this time he has recorded four goals and five assists. (stats via Transfermarkt)

Talking about the possibility of Frenkie De Jong leaving the club in the summer transfer window. Barcelona’s sporting director Mateu Alemany said:

“We have not made any decision regarding the squad,” “Frenkie is a quality player, he’s very important and we will go from situation to situation.”

“We are conditioned by financial fair play, conditioned by the situation inherited by the club. Club must be patient. There are clear signs that we are going to strengthen the team. It is necessary and we want to opt for the titles next year.”

, he added.

Can Manchester United take advantage of the financial troubles at Barcelona and sign Frenkie De Jong?

Manchester United are without Champions League football next term. Sources close to Frenkie De Jong suggest that Champions League football is key for the midfielder. Firstly, Manchester United will be hoping that they can use the midfielder’s close ties to Erik ten Hag can help take the deal over the line. Secondly, Barcelona are still in a financial predicament. Moreover, the Premier League side can offer the midfielder a better wage package than Barcelona.

The Blaugrana side are lining up a move for Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski in the summer. Above all, the club may be looking to move Frankie De Jong on for a substantial fee. In conclusion, this will help with the Robert Lewandowski deal.

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