Manchester United are eyeing up a dream swoop for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as Erik ten Hag goals to strengthen his facet forward of subsequent season.
The Dutch supervisor will probably be taking a look at rebuilding a stagnating Man Utd squad and taking them again to difficult Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool for home honours.
To be able to do that, the Premier League facet wants high quality in all areas and a profitable mentality which hopefully the brand new coach can deliver having gained silverware at Ajax.
One transfer that the membership should make is for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. United’s opening bid for the participant was rejected final week, with the La Liga facet holding out for a deal value €100m (£85m) to persuade them to promote.
Ten Hag has labored with the participant once they have been each at Ajax and this relationship can solely be useful for United going ahead as they give the impression of being so as to add some star high quality to the squad.
FB Ref’s comparable participant mannequin has in contrast de Jong to Actual Madrid’s Luka Modric and the 2 share the power to go about their enterprise with out a lot fuss or fanfare and that is precisely what United wants going ahead.
Each gamers possess glorious passing means, with de Jong (91%) and Modric (90%) giving their respective sides the very best probability for fulfillment by persistently making correct passes.
Modric is the grasp of making huge probabilities in the course of the season (10) and whereas de Jong (3) trails, there isn’t any doubt that the Croatian worldwide’s expertise is an enormous issue behind this stat.
The Dutchman definitely seems to be higher defensively than Modric making extra tackles per recreation (1.1 to 0.6) and being dribbled previous much less (0.3 to 0.8).
These are attributes that will probably be an enormous bonus if he does be part of Man Utd, with their shoddy defence, he may assist the facet on each fronts, attacking when required and likewise offering efficient defensive assist.
If the 25-year-old – who was dubbed a “pure genius” following his transfer to Spain – retains enhancing, he could effectively go on to surpass Modric.
AND in different information, MUFC now in talks to signal £51m-rated “unbelievable expertise”, he’s an enormous Rashford improve…