Erik Ten Hag ‘calls Frenkie De Jong every day’ to discuss the transfer from Man United

Ten Hag has identified De Jong as an important transfer target for the summer before he takes over the management of Man United.

Of course they worked together at Ajax before the star midfielder secured a move to Barcelona.

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However, De Jong does NOT want to leave Spain and wants to play in the Champions League.

However, Ten Hag is doing his best to convince the 25-year-old to change his mind, calling him every day to persuade him to join the Premier League club.

That’s according to reports from Gerard Romero and Fabrizio Romano, who claim the Red Devils will try again.​

De Jong has been with Barca since 2019 and has become an indispensable member of Xavi’s side.

Despite his importance to the team, Barca director Mateu Alemany has not ruled out a transfer due to the club’s financial situation.

“We have not yet made a decision on the selection,” he told Movistar.

“Frenkie is a quality player, he is very important and we will go from situation to situation.

“We have been conditioned by financially fair play, conditioned by the situation inherited by the club. We have to be patient.

“It is clear that we are going to strengthen the team. It is necessary and we want to opt for the titles next year.”

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Xavi, meanwhile, has said the Dutchman is “fundamental” to his Nou Camp plans, but has admitted he may have to sell such players due to their difficult financial situation.

“I have often said that Frenkie de Jong is very important. He has almost always been a starter under me and for me he is fundamental,” said the Barca boss.

“Then there is also the financial situation of the club and that will have to be decided. I am not talking about Frenkie, but in general.”

“In a few days we need to know what economic situation we are in to make plans.

“Looking at who we can count on and who we can’t count on, the economic level marks it for us.”

De Jong to Manchester United? Stay tuned.

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