Erik ten Hag ‘wants to build his Manchester United team around Frenkie De Jong’, according to The Athletic, a tier-one source.
The new manager ‘clearly loves’ the Barcelona midfielder and believes that the 25-year-old could be the centerpiece of his Old Trafford project.
The Dutchman will continue to remain Man United’s priority summer transfer this summer and the Red Devils ‘are staying calm’ about the lack of progress in talks.
Despite their recent financial levers, Barca could have no choice but to let De Jong leave the club this summer in order to free up their wage bill and be able to register new signings.
On Manchester United’s part, the English giant is yet to find a breakthrough in the transfer market since the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag. However, there have been lots of names linked with the Red Devils this summer and hopefully, the club would make more proactive moves to round off their signings ahead of the new season.