Manchester United CEO confirms Frenkie de Jong latest

Manchester United have been handed a renewed boost in their efforts to sign Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong this month.

United are tracking the Dutch international as part of Erik ten Hag’s overhaul at Old Trafford ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

The two clubs are still some distance apart in their valuations, but United are confident of securing a £70m move, if Barcelona reduce their asking price.

The transfer saga is set to stretch on into July, but United’s new CEO Richard Arnold confirmed there has been progress, as part of an impromptu chat with fans.

“We’re doing everything possible to get the deal done, I’ve been up for days trying to get it done, the money is there, but there are things in our way, which I can’t say”, as per reports from the Daily Mail.

“Money is not a consideration in who we want.”

Arnold’s optimism has renewed United’s push for the 25-year-old despite Barcelona previously rejecting a €60m offer from the Premier League giants last week.

Talks are set to resume when de Jong returns from his summer holiday at the end of June but United are keen to wrap up a move before they start pre-season training.

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  1. It has always been the same poor and lukewarm attitude of united boards during transfer windows. They are only telling lies and doing nothing to bring United back on track. It is therefore not surprising Luis Vangal has described UTD as a Business Club and NOT Football Club.Very sad and disappointing.

  2. It seems ETH has made a wrong choice taken man united job. The club mgt is amateur. They are treating the new manager as if they want to sack him already. If not they should have at least gotten 2 new players by now. That would prepare his mind for the new season instead of going for panic buying later when the market is busy. I just pity ETH.

    1. It’s really poor for United when it comes to transfer market.
      They will be telling you alots of story that it’s almost done at the end of the day another club will sign the player. Since the departure of sir Alex Ferguson man utd is a disgrace.

    2. going to next season with these under performing players, we can only compete with leed utd in the relegation zone

    3. I personally feel ETH will alive working with the you get players from the youth. Let’s not forget he loves to build from youth even making De Ligth his captain at just 18 years old.

  3. see fr me I will say man u isn’t a football team,every team busy buying player they need but man u they’re there pricing human being as if they wanted to buy cow or a goat, when season start nw they start playing as if they don’t train stall,man u is get worse every season.

  4. Why always do last minute rush. Remember. Maguire. Van Dee beek. Ighalo. Cr7. Why don’t you sign as early as possible as other clubs are that players and the Coach cud get to know each on a preseason.

    From Kenya. Deeply enrouted man United fan

  5. The board has been the problem of Man U’s poor performance due to not being serious when it comes to signing players.
    Look at teams that performed creditably well last season have bought players, while a team that managed to qualify for Europa is yet to sign a single player. My advice to them is that they should not frustrate Erik Tan Hag otherwise, the coach will quit the job midway .

  6. Manchester United keep on watching their rivals making big signings, yet they claim they are building a team
    If care is not taken, next season’s performance will be worst than last season performance

  7. Man u are nothing but a disgrace, to me i wander what brought Ten Hag to man u, if man u want to gain their glory back the first to sack from the club is the entire board they are there not for the intrest of the club but for their selfish desires

  8. The board and the owner of man u are not working with the new coach in the transfer window bcos despite frenkie de jong emptied his locker at barcelona just for man u and barcelona to agree on fees so he can move in but no improvement from the management

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