MANCHESTER UNITED are “95 per cent” likely to sign Frenkie de Jong this summer, according to reports.
The Barcelona ace has been a regular in Spain this season, but could be set for a change of scenery.
The Catalan giants have been a tad underwhelmed by the Dutchman, however, and would be willing to cash in.
According to reporter Gerard Romero, Barcelona need to sell players for “purely economic reasons” as they look to balance the books.
With De Jong having failed to make himself a key player, he could be expendable.
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De Jong will cost the Red Devils between £60million and £70m.
Barca could yet change their minds, although they hold concerns about keeping their midfielder another year.
Club chiefs reckon that should De Jong stay and have a poor season, his value could plummet further.
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He has started 29 games in LaLiga, while making 45 appearances in all competitions.
In total he has played 138 times for Barca, but his most notable success came while playing for Ajax.
During his final season in Amsterdam, he helped Ten Hag’s men reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, before losing out in a thriller to Tottenham Hotspur.
He also won the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup double that season.
At Barca, he has added a Copa del Rey to his silverware collection.