Before joining Barcelona, Frankie de Jong had been considering Arsenal as his next destination. The Ajax midfielder from the Netherlands was one of the most promising young talents in football. He was also a key part of the team that reached the Champions League semi finals last season. His goal-scoring abilities helped Ajax beat Real Madrid and Juventus, and the attention of several European clubs was attracted to him. The Spaniards’ interest surpassed Arsenal’s, and they signed him in January for EUR75 million.
Barcelona are reportedly open to selling Frenkie De Jong this summer, and it seems that the Dutch midfielder would fit perfectly in the system of new manager Mikel Arteta. Arsenal should be cautious about the possibility of De Jong being sold for a higher fee than PS58 million. Manchester United are believed to be interested in him. However, this possibility is unlikely to be ruled out in the short term, with Manchester United reportedly being the club’s main rival.
While FC Barcelona have resisted offers from Arsenal, he has made it clear he is open to leaving the club in the future. His performance against Mallorca in the Champions League this week has made him an important part of the team, despite not being a first-team player. FC Barcelona is currently in rebuilding mode and are open to selling players but it is unlikely they will get too many for him.
De Jong, who impressed at Ajax and Barcelona, is keen to leave. The club is making progress with negotiations with Valencia’s new manager Carlos Soler. Soler would likely replace De Jong at Nou Camp. The deal could see the Dutch midfielder become the Ten Hag’s first signing. Bayern Munich has also been linked to De Jong. Other Premier League clubs are also interested.
According to reports Frenkie de Jong is 90% done with his move from Holland to Manchester United. The Dutch midfielder is keen to join Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. Ten Hag worked with De Jong at Ajax and he would be reunited with the man who made him one of the most sought after young midfielders in the world. Manchester United could win De Jong’s race with this move.