Manchester United goal Frenkie de Jong seems to have discovered himself being pushed down the pecking order at Barcelona amidst additional switch hypothesis, in accordance with Spanish experiences.
The midfielder, who has been hotly tipped to go away the Catalan giants, might effectively must battle for a spot within the staff subsequent season if he stays.
United need to De Jong to bolster a midfield left quick after quite a few departures, whereas Barcelona have an array of expertise in the identical space.
Nonetheless, the Catalans intend to exchange the Dutchman ought to he signal for United.
“He’s now not a precedence footballer in planning for subsequent season and the chance that he will likely be transferred is rising,” Mundo Deportivo experiences.
“In fact, his departure is conditional on with the ability to signal a participant in his place who improves his efficiency, as a result of Xavi doesn’t wish to additional weaken the extent of the squad.
“And the participant who would persuade the coach if he loses De Jong is Bernardo Silva.”
With younger stars resembling Gavi and Pedri quick changing into fan favourites, De Jong might effectively discover himself struggling for sport time.
Head coach Xavi has restricted funds after Barcelona’s monetary troubles and wages are additionally having an affect.
De Jong is reportedly the Spanish membership’s highest earner, pocketing roughly €411,000 (£350,000) per week.
United nevertheless might discover themselves quick in the identical space following the departures of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata.
And United supervisor Erik ten Hag sees his former participant as the person to construct his new look midfield round.
The Pink Devils hope to lure De Jong away from Spain with a bid of round €80m (£68m).
With the 25 yr outdated’s expertise beneath Ten Hag at former membership Ajax, United hope he’ll hit the bottom working ought to he be persuaded to make the change to Manchester.