Manchester United have received a timely boost in their pursuit of midfielder Frenkie de Jong after Xavi failed to dominate his sale.
De Jong is said to be highly rated at Camp Nou and Xavi wants him to stay, but the club wants to sell a series of players to fund some of their goals and is willing to listen to offers from the Dutchman who should bring them some. Good money.
“For me, he is very important,” Xavi was quoted by the Evening Standard as describing De Jong’s situation at the club. “He has been a key player in almost every game, except when he is rotated due to tiredness, fatigue or competition. For me he is key. But we all depend on the economic situation of the club.”
There are reports that incoming United boss Erik ten Hag is keen to reunite with De Jong at Old Trafford. The pair enjoyed together for 18 magical months in Amsterdam, which included that incredible journey to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
The Dutchman is keen to instill his philosophy of playing as fast as possible at United and believes having players he has worked with before will help him achieve that with Donny van de Beek also returning to the club in the summer after his loan spell. in Everton.