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Frenkie de Jong: Manchester United close to signing Barcelona midfielder

Frenkie de Jong

Manchester United and Barcelona are nearing an agreement to sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

According to Sky Sports News, the clubs have reached a “broad agreement” on the fee, which is expected to be €65 million (£56 million) plus performance-related add-ons.

Discussions over the finer details of the deal continue, and there is still work to be done, but there appears to be increased confidence that a deal can be reached.

Kemifilani gathered that personal terms are not expected to be an issue.

The Dutchman made 46 appearances for Barcelona last season and has four years left on his current contract.

De Jong was a member of the Ajax squad that won the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup in 2018/19, as well as reaching the Champions League semi-finals, under new United manager Erik ten Hag.

According to reports earlier this month, signing the 25-year-old was Ten Hag’s top priority during the summer transfer window, though progress on the deal was slow.

His potential arrival at Old Trafford coincides with the departures of Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, and Paul Pogba this summer, leaving the club short of options in the middle of the park.

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