De Jong message to Barcelona fans after Man United links

Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Jong has sent a message to the club’s supporters as links with Manchester United grow.

New Manchester United boss Eric Ten Hag is keen to reunite with De Jong, but in a message, the midfielder made it clear he is determined to stay in Catalonia through his end-of-season post on Instagram.

“It has been a disappointing season for us. We were unable to achieve the goals we set at the beginning. But I would like to thank the fans for their support this year. We will work hard to do better next season. I am proud to be just a man,” the Dutchman wrote.

There have been reports that Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez does not want the club to sell the player, but that may not happen because the Spanish giants need to sell some of their players for fun summer moves.

Barcelona finished second in the league, 13 points behind champion Real Madrid. They have managed to secure Champions League football for next season despite starting the season at a slow pace under Ronald Koeman.