Man United Eye Massive Move For Barcelona Star, Want Him as Their Highest Paid

Man United Eye Massive Move For Barcelona Star, Want Him as Their Highest Paid

Ibitoye Shittu
May 30, 2022 at 10:58 AM
  • Frenkie de Jong could be making a summer move to Premier League side Manchester United from Barcelona
  • Those in charge of Manchester United are ready to make the Dutchman their highest-paid ahead of David de Gea
  • New Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag is said to be a fan of Frenkie de Jong and wants him at Old Trafford

Frenkie de Jong, who plays for Barcelona, has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Premier League side Manchester United who are preparing to make him their highest-paid.

Manchester United at the just concluded Premier League season, failed to win any title and were also unable to qualify for the Champions League.

Before the end of the term, Manchester United chiefs had appointed Ten Hag as their new manager and the former Ajax boss will have lots of work to do ahead of the coming season.

Frenkie de Jong, Man United, Barcelona.
Man United eye massive move for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong. Photo by Steve Christo
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And according to the reports on Daily Star and Hard Tackle, Erik ten Hag wants Frenkie de Jong to be part of his plans at Old Trafford.

Who is the highest-paid player at Manchester United?

Goalkeeper David de Gea pockets £375,000 per week ahead of Jadon Sancho (£350,000), Raphael Varane (£340,000) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£300,000).

Also, Manchester United eggheads are preparing to offload Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Dean Henderson and Phil Jones so as for them to get enough money in the transfer.

When has Frenkie de Jong been playing for Barcelona?

Frenkie de Jong moved to Barcelona in 2019 from Ajax and the 25-year-old has featured in 98 games, netting 8 goals for the Catalans.

Man United cut ties with Ralf Rangnick permanently after a dismal spell as interim boss

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Manchester United have resolved to permanently cut ties with Ralf Rangnick after a troubled spell as the club's interim boss.

Rangnick took charge of the Red Devils back in December 2021, replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had been sacked at the time.

The German boss was appointed on a temporary basis for the rest of the just-concluded 2021.22 season.

The Sun reports the former RB Leipzig boss was scheduled to step up for a consultancy role after the conclusion of the season to pave the way for a new permanent manager.

However, United have decided Rangnick will not be staying at the club as was previously planned, with the German now set to depart Old Trafford permanently.

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