Frenkie de Jong on transfer links: Does Barca prefer contacts with ten Hag? I will not tell you this

Since Manchester United appointed Erik Ten Hag, the club has been linked with Hag’s former protégé Dutch star Frenkie de Jong, who is currently trading for Barcelona.

With United coming off a rather underwhelming season, the calls for a complete team revolution have increased. This is where De Jong comes in and according to reports, Ten Hag has identified himself as a priority signing to ensure United’s clunky midfield.

However, the star remained rather unclear when he spoke to AD.nl, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano. “Of course I hear about the links to Manchester United, but the people responsible for Barça have not told me anything,” he said.

“So then I assume there is no agreement, nothing to worry about. Contacts with ten Hag? I will not tell you this,” he said, adding more fire to the speculation.

In the same interview, he said that Barcelona told him nothing. “They did not suggest anything to me,” he added.

De Jong had also told ESPN that he would rather stay in Barcelona and he did not want to respond to rumors.

“I would rather stay at Barça. I said this before, Barcelona is the club of my dreams. Contact with other clubs? About rumors I do not want it anymore. I feel good at Barcelona. There is no agreement and nothing official , “said the 25-year-old.

A big blockade in the deal is that De Jong wants Champions League football, but United are playing the Europa League this season.

But in an apparent impetus for United, Blaugrana’s president Joan Laporta has tackled the issue immediately, acknowledging that the Dutchman may have to be sold in the summer transfer window due to the fact that Barcelona are closed for cash.

As quoted by The Mirror, Laporta said: “He has a lot of quality, he knows our system and he is a player we should think should continue at Barça. But it is also true that he is a very coveted player and we have proposals are from others. At the moment, everything is open. It will depend a lot on the issue of fair play. “


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