Man Utd fans ‘would lick their lips’ over signing £65m star at Old Trafford

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In the summer transfer window, Erik ten Hag might try to sign Frenkie de Jong to a contract with Manchester United.

According to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, Manchester United supporters would be “licking their lips” at the idea of a midfield that included Frenkie de Jong and Casemiro.

Barcelona’s financial difficulties may force them to sell De Jong, who has previously been strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United.

According to a recent article from the Daily Mail, Barcelona must generate £178 million from player sales during the summer transfer window in order to avoid being barred from making new acquisitions.

According to the BBC, De Jong was acquired from Ajax for almost £65 million, thus he might be one of those Barcelona sacrifices in order to meet financial requirements.

Having collaborated with De Jong at Ajax, United boss Erik ten Hag is a known admirer of the player.

To address their midfield concerns, United eventually signed Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, but it would be intriguing to see if De Jong is still a long-term target before the summer transfer window.

What is Sheth’s opinion of De Jong?

Ten Hag is a major supporter of De Jong, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see United make a move if the player were to become available during the summer transfer window.

Ten Hag obviously loves the player because he would be available again in the summer transfer window, according to Sheth.

“I believe that Casemiro playing alongside De Jong in that Manchester United midfield would have United fans licking their lips,”

Is De Jong still required by Manchester United?

Notwithstanding the additions of Eriksen, Casemiro, and Marcel Sabitzer, United should have a midfielder in mind for the next ten years before entering the summer transfer market.

According to ESPN’s United squad list, Casemiro and Eriksen are both 31 years old, and Sabitzer is only now on a short-term loan.

De Jong is a prolific passer who enjoys participating in build-up play and pushing on to be successful in the middle and final thirds of the field.

According to FBRef, the 25-year-old is in the top 3% of players in his position in Europe’s top five leagues for short passes completed and completion percentage. If the rumors about Barcelona’s financial problems are true, it might be worthwhile for United to pursue De Jong.

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