Erik ten Hag has allegedly named Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as one of the top summer transfer targets.
It was reported earlier this week that the Dutchman will leave Ajax at the end of the season to replace Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford’s bunker.
Rangnick, who is expected to take an advisory role, has hinted that as many as ten first-team signings could occur before the start of the 2022-23 season.
According to the sport, Ten Hag wants United to make a strong move for him de Jong In order to strengthen his midline.
While neither Barcelona nor De Jong are now interested in ending their collaboration at the Camp Nou, Ten Hag is keen to entice his companion with the prospect of being at the heart of his future ambitions.
While the 24-year-old is a staple in Xavi’s starting lineup, it was widely expected that Frank Kessie would join on a free transfer from Milan.
However, De Jong’s contract has more than four years left, which is a stumbling block for United when it comes to bargaining.