Manchester United eye Frenkie de Jong

Manchester United have received a major boost in their hunt for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong during the summer transfer window.

What’s the word?

That’s according to reports in Spain who claim there is a very good chance that De Jong will be transferred to Manchester United before the end of the season.

On Twitter, a reporter said: “Before the end of the competition and with a 95% chance, Frenkie de Jong will be transferred to Manchester United. It’s a purely economic issue. Barca have to sell a player who has not been top at the club.”

The Dutchman’s release clause estimates him at a whopping £340 million, but the club hopes to close a deal for just £58 million, a shred by comparison.

95% chance

Stated with such a high probability by a well-known and respected source, it seems that Manchester United are pretty much on target to get into midfield, something that will no doubt be good news for everyone involved with the club.

It would be a sensational move for United, with incoming manager ten Hag certainly being one of the biggest reasons the Red Devils have been able to pull off such a coup.

United fans! Happy with this deal?

Yes, he is world class!

Yes, he is world class!

No, wanted someone else

No, wanted someone else

It must be said, however, that the fact that Barcelona are willing to sell their 25-year-old star comes as a shock, given the praise Xavi bestowed on the young Dutchman so recently on April 23.

The Barça manager stopped rumors that were then clarified by superjournalist Fabrizio Romano

“Barca manager Xavi stops rumors about the departure of Frenkie de Jong and the ties with Man Utd,” said Romano. xavi dan said: “Frenkie is a very important player for me and for the club. He has to mark an era.

“I’m happy with him. If it’s up to me, he’ll stay with Barca for many years to come.”

In comparison, Paul Pogba averages 47.42 passes per game with an 83.5% completion rate, although 6.61 is in the final third.

While it comes as a shock, the United faithful will certainly view the breaking news as a big plus, as he has nearly bagged one of the best passers of the ball in the world right now, with his average of 90.3% elite pass completion rate in the 30 La Liga appearances the 25-year-old has made for Barca this season. He averaged 56.70 passes per game with 5.59 of these passes in the final third.

Still, the £164k-a-week player, who has been dubbed as a “genius” by Xavi, possesses the ability to pick a pass that is completely favorable to United, who will certainly try to implement a massive possession football style under aspiring manager Ten Hag.

What a reunion this could be for de Jong and the Dutch boss who will certainly be delighted with the possible takeover. What a boost it means for Man United too, in what looks like the first official deal of the new era.

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