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Fabrizio Romano issues Man United transfer update

Romano issues Man United transfer update on Frenkie De Jong after failed transfer move last summer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, securing Frenkie De Jong for Manchester United currently appears to be impossible.

For a long time, the Dutch midfielder has been rumored to be moving to Old Trafford, and United showed a lot of interest in the summer.

The 25-year-old is content in Barcelona, though, and doesn’t want to leave.

De Jong has been inconsistent at times since joining the team from Ajax in 2019. 

He is not a definite starter at the club since Pedri, Gavi, and veteran Sergio Busquets are ahead of him in the pecking order.

Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast (7.23), Romano explained why a move to United does not look likely any time soon.

“Let me clarify one thing, it’s true, and we know that Man United wants De Jong, Erik ten Hag is in love with De Jong, so this is not new,” Romano stated.

“Man United will always want Frenkie De Jong, but what is the point? Last summer it was not only Man United, Chelsea wanted Frenkie De Jong too.

“Chelsea were prepared to pay more than Man United for De Jong at one point in the summer, so it is not only Man United if Frenkie changes his mind, but also Chelsea.”

United moved on from him in the summer to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid, but are still interested in the midfielder who could play alongside him, and De Jong is a player they have identified as their ideal target.

He would be a valuable asset for both Chelsea and United, but it seems clear that he does not want to leave, and even if Barcelona wants to sell him to generate funds, it would take a huge u-turn for him to change his mind and depart the club.

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