Fabrizio Romano confirms Frenkie de Jong transfer talks ongoing – Man United News And Transfer News

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Manchester United have made a gap bid of as much as £59.6m for Frenkie de Jong, which Barcelona have turned down.

Romano has additionally indicated that de Jong has not revealed his wishes to anybody.

The switch guru stated in a tweet: “Manchester United have made a gap proposal for Frenkie de Jong after talks began June 1. €60m plus €10m add-ons.

“Barcelona have turned down this opening bid – however golf equipment stay involved.

“De Jong has by no means indicated his want to anybody. He’s nonetheless ready.”

Earlier studies steered that the Oranje playmaker was hesitant to affix a membership exterior of the Champions League within the coming season, nonetheless it appears de Jong could have had a change of coronary heart.

Earlier as we speak, The Folks’s Individual reported on the scenario, with Spanish outlet Marca suggesting that a suggestion of as much as £68m was now on the desk.

Negotiations are understood to be ongoing, but when Frenkie wants assist making up his thoughts, Rafael van der Vaart could provide some encouragement.

“Simply do it!” was the previous Actual Madrid man’s appraisal of the scenario.

Van der Vaart believes that de Jong’s success with the Dutch Nationwide Workforce is because of him being the “solely midfielder with these kinds of qualities” which lets him do “what he desires.”

He went on to counsel that “at Manchester United it is going to be similar to the Nationwide Workforce, being the one one along with his kind of qualities,” and looking out on the choices presently accessible to the Pink Devils, it will be arduous to disagree.

It’s clear that de Jong’s performances for Blaugrana have largely not matched these in Oranje, with Xavier Hernandez tasking him with an attacking midfield position to accommodate the Dutchman in the identical facet as membership legend Sergio Busquets.

Taking part in as a single pivot in entrance of Louis van Gaal’s again three permits him the liberty to take the ball from the backline and do what he does greatest: get it up the pitch.

In his personal phrases: “I wish to be the primary participant to obtain the ball from the defenders”

It’s clear that van Gaal is getting extra out of de Jong than Xavi has managed, however there may be one man who has gotten much more from him – Erik ten Hag.