Manchester United have only one recreation remaining of their disastrous season and Erik ten Hag, the incoming supervisor, wrapped up a 3rd consecutive league title with Ajax earlier this week.
As per a report earlier this week, Ten Hag was in attendance at a planning meeting in Amsterdam the day after his Eredivisie triumph, with former United coach Steve McClaren additionally current.
The small print of the assembly have but to be revealed but it surely’s doable that recruitment was on the agenda. This week, there have been links to Frenkie de Jong, the Barcelona midfielder, who labored carefully with Ten Hag at Ajax.
Now, there are encouraging studies as Ten Hag may very well be taking the matter into his personal arms. In accordance with the Manchester Evening News, the 52-year-old has personally contacted De Jong’s agent, Ali Dursun, to gauge De Jong’s curiosity in making the change from Barcelona to Manchester. Dursun additionally represents Donny van de Beek, one other participant Ten Hag developed in Amsterdam.
De Jong’s desire is but to be revealed however as per the report, Barcelona may very well be pressured into motion resulting from their poor monetary state. Regardless of this, the Catalan membership usually are not keen to take a loss on a participant they paid £65m for in 2019.
De Jong is considered one of a number of Dutch gamers to be linked with a transfer to United in latest weeks however he actually suits the invoice for what Ten Hag desires. Moreover, a midfielder goes to be excessive on the Outdated Trafford membership’s wishlist this summer season, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic set to go away the membership on free transfers.
It is also very helpful to have somebody who understands Ten Hag’s soccer immediately, which might make the variation interval simpler for the remainder of the squad.
Van de Beek is one other participant who might thrive below Ten Hag and will the supervisor get his want and signal De Jong, it’s possible that he would intention to recreate the midfield which dazzled Europe in 2019.