Man United ‘remain encouraged’ Frenkie de Jong will be signed before deadline day

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Man United still believe Frenkie de Jong will make the move to Old Trafford this summer.

There’s no argument that Frenkie de Jong has been the top target for Manchester United all summer long.

The Dutch midfielder was immediately identified as Erik ten Hag’s priority, though as of yet, the 25-year-old remains an FC Barcelona player. More recently, Chelsea have shown interest, throwing a further spanner into the works.

United haven’t wavered once. Their belief in regard to De Jong hasn’t changed. Though sooner rather than later, I assumed the club would move onto other targets as they’re supremely light in the middle of the park.

Well, James Robson has an update for us, writing for Goal. According to the story, Ten Hag is ‘desperate’ to bring 25-year-old to United this summer.

Robson adds that Ten Hag is ‘prepared’ to end the transfer window without any further signings if he cannot land his top targets. Simply put, the Dutchman will not be buying players for the sake of adding bodies to the squad.

A £63m fee for De Jong has already been agreed, though problems in regards to deferred wages, coupled with the player’s desire to remain in Barcelona, have held up the transfer.

Goal state that the Reds ‘remain encouraged’ that a deal will be done before the end of the transfer window, while Ten Hag also wants to add another forward and right-back to the squad before the close of play.

I get that De Jong is viewed as the vital cog. He’s an unbelievable player who fits this system perfectly. However, if the deal doesn’t happen, going into the campaign without bringing in some sort of midfielder feels like an extremely bad idea.

If we’re hit with any sort of injury crisis, putting pressure on the likes of Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage to perform doesn’t feel like the wisest of moves…

Do you think Frenkie de Jong will join Man United this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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