Manchester United have been dealt with another heavy blow after their £72m agreement with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong expires.
The 25-year-old Netherland international moved to Nou Camp for a £77m move from Ajax in 2019 where he scored 13 goals and create 18 assists in 141 appearances for La Blaugrana across all competitions, winning one Copa del Rey in the process.
Ten Hag is keen to reunite with De Jong at Old Trafford after his former Ajax protege has been targeted all summer with Manchester United and Barcelona initially struggling to find common ground on the financial side of things.
The Dutch midfielder still has four years left on his current contract at Camp Nou until the summer of 2026.
The two clubs in the long run agreed for a revealed full expense of £72m, however persuading De Jong to take the action to Old Trafford has been an unprofitable undertaking for Manchester United.
The Red Devils would simply have the option to offer the 25-year-old Europa League football rather than the Champions League football he appreciates at Camp Nou, and there is additionally the issue of his conceded compensation.
which is probably holding up Man United’s other exchange business as Ten Hag tries to push through a move.
According to the de Telegraaf digital broadcast via Kick Off now guarantees that United’s settlement on an expense with Barcelona has now lapsed, further confounding issues in regards to a move for the Dutchman.
Regardless of his underlying hesitance, De Jong is said to have let his colleagues know that he could now join Manchester United, yet the Red Devils will presently have to figure out another bid.
Chelsea are reputed to be standing ready and prepared to capture a move for the Netherlands global, and the lapse of Man United’s understanding could give the Blues an ideal second to do as such.
Manchester United opened the new Premier League season with consecutive defeat to Brighton and Ten Hag’s side will plan to put their primary focuses on Liverpool with both arch-rival will clash Old Trafford next Monday.