Manchester United to face stiff competition from PSG for midfield target

A fresh update on Manchester United’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong has emerged this week.

Barca are understood to have paid around £77m to bring the midfielder to the Camp Nou on the back of a starring campaign, in which he helped Ajax reach the semi-finals of the Champions League back in 2019.

Since his move to Catalonia, though, de Jong has struggled to consistently showcase the abilities that made him such a desirable asset for Barcelona in the first place.

Not all of the blame can be put on the Dutchman for this, with Barcelona as a club having long been in the midst of something of a lull, with La Blaugrana now onto their 3rd permanent manager since de Jong joined the club.

Such speculation had since died down. However, reports from Spain recently claimed that Erik ten Hag wants to bring De Jong to Manchester United to be the face of his Red Devils project from next season on.

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PSG eye De Jong

Now though, it looks as though Manchester United could be facing some stiff competition for the former Ajax midfielder.

This comes with reports stemming from Italy claiming that PSG are also interested in signing De Jong this summer.

And given PSG will have Champions League football next term (unlike United), and will almost certainly win at least one trophy next season (unlike United), the French powerhouse could have the advantage when it comes to signing De Jong.

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Josh Barker

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