Man Utd closing in on £70m Frenkie de Jong transfer with deal from Barcelona ’95 per cent likely this summer’

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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.

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De Jong joined Barca from Ajax in 2019, before penning a further six-year deal in October 2020.

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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A move to Man United may be an attractive one, as he could link up with his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

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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De Jong, 25, has been a regular under both Ronald Koeman and Xavi this season.

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.

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