Man United's strategy to sign Frenkie de Jong

Man United's strategy to sign Frenkie de Jong

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The Red Devils are going slow and are in no hurry to tie up the Barcelona midfielder

Man United want to improve their sporting situation and they are working on avoiding mistakes from previous years. They want to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona for new coach Erik ten Hag. CEO Richard Arnold met fans from the club in a pub this week.

A few days after they announced they “have 200 million for signings” and “money isn’t a problem”, when it comes to negotiating with Barcelona over Frenkie de Jong, The Guardian report they will go slow. In Manchester they are calm. The transfer window does not open officially until July 1. There’s no hurry. The English directors aren’t in a rush. They also know Barcelona are in a complex financial situation and need to sell. That puts United in a good position.

They are making a second offer of around 70 million euros plus variables after Barcelona rejected the initial bid of 60m plus variables. Xavi would count on Frenkie if he stays, but he’s not in transferrable and if he accepts leaving, then the clubs would eventually reach a deal.

The Red Devils would like to get the deal done by July 8, when they start their pre-season tour in Thailand.

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