De Jung: manchester United Set To Make New Bid
According to the ever-reliable transfer insider, Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are considering submitting a new and improved offer for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.
Romano Revealed: “Manchester United are discussing internally about submitting a new proposal for Frenkie de Jong in the next days. It’s a serious possibility, while talks with Barca are still on.
“Deal will enter into key stages after €60 million [and add-ons] verbal, opening bid turned down”
Erik ten Hag is new at Old Trafford and needs to make his mark in the transfer window this summer.
The Dutch boss who led Ajax to another league title in the 2021/22 campaign has set about signing De Jong as his priority over the next few months, and completing his first major aim would be a massive step for him. It would show that he possesses quite the pulling power, being able to attract a player of such tremendous quality without the immediate prospect of Champions League football. It could also reveal that United, internally, have a very promising football project, with De Jong needing to be convinced to complete the move.
Romano’s latest update is an exciting one for fans, as there is the prospect of a new, improved offer. Barcelona may have rejected the opening €60 million bid from the Theatre of Dreams, but there is still a lot of hope left in this transfer saga. Barcelona need the money due to their dire financial situation, and they also need to get De Jong off their wage bill as his salary is fairly sizable.