Erik ten Hag believes Frenkie de Jong will choose Man United over Chelsea

Erik ten Hag is not yet giving up hope on signing Frenkie de jong.

Manchester United Football Club’s transfer window has been completely stagnant for a fair while now. The Old Trafford club were infamously told that ten signings were needed by Ralf Rangnick. Three players have been added thus far.

The one man that Ten Hag has consistently asked for is Frenkie de Jong. The Dutchman is someone that the new United boss feels he can build a top team around.

Over the last week or so, it felt like all hope had been lost in pursuit of the FC Barcelona man. The player’s preference has always been to remain at the Camp Nou, while Chelsea interest made it even more difficult for the Red Devils to win the battle to acquire De Jong.

Well, Simon Mullock, while writing for The Mirror on Sunday, seems to have sources telling him otherwise.

According to that article, Ten Hag still believes the 25-year-old will still choose United in a straight race with their Premier League rival, Chelsea.

As has been the case for about a month now, United have a £72m agreement in place with Barca over the transfer of De Jong, as the financial situation for the Catalan outfit continues to worsen.

The whole deal has remained stagnant due to the fact that De Jong is owed £17million in deferred wages by Barca. Understandably, the player isn’t willing to give up such a huge amount of money, before deciding where his footballing future lies.

Ten Hag has apparently told United that De Jong is a ‘world-class talent’, with the ‘technique and vision’ to become a leader of this team. It’s hard to disagree with this statement, given how badly our midfield has struggled of late.

Do you think Frenkie de Jong will be a good signing for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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