Frenkie de Jong transfer: Manchester United agree to deal for Barcelona midfielder, per report

Tue, Jun 28, 2022
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Frenkie de Jong transfer: Manchester United agree to deal for Barcelona midfielder, per report

have reached a deal with to sign Dutch midfielder , according to ESPN. An initial bid of 65 million will be paid by the Red Devils, with add-ons potentially taking the deal above 80 million.

Assuming the deal is completed, de Jong would be 's first summer signing and the first for new manager Erik ten Haag. The Dutch manager coached de Jong at Ajax before the 25-year-old talent joined Barca. At the Spanish club, he's played over 40 games in each of his three seasons, scoring 13 times in 140 games.

De Jong is a versatile, technically-adept midfielder who offers plenty both on and off the ball, and his ability to keep the ball moving quickly in the middle should benefit United as they initiate attacks. He figures to slide into the midfield alongside Brazilian , sitting just behind .'

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