To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Frenkie De Jong Isn't Against A Move But Not To Manchester United

Ryan Sidle

Published 
| Last updated 

Frenkie De Jong Isn't Against A Move But Not To Manchester United

It's no news to learn that Frenkie de Jong doesn't really want a move to Manchester United but he's not completely closed off to moving from Barcelona.

Loading…

If you aren't at least a little bit bored of the De Jong transfer saga that seemingly won't end then you're a better person than me, or maybe worse, I'm not sure.

Whilst it's only been going on since May 11th, it feels like United have been trying to dislodge the Dutch midfielder from Barcelona for about a year.

Clearly his current club are more than willing to let the 25-year-old leave this summer, and have told him as much, which he wasn't too happy about.

De Jong isn't exactly sold on the idea of being sold, especially it seems to Old Trafford, with SPORT claiming that it's the buying club he has more of an issue with than leaving the Nou Camp.

The Spanish outlet say the former Ajax player doesn't like the idea of moving to Manchester, because he's not a fan of the place, or United, because of their sporting defects.

Ten Hag is trying to turn things around at United. Image: Alamy
Ten Hag is trying to turn things around at United. Image: Alamy

The report says that De Jong thinks the club hasn't been 'functioning' and that the running of the team has been 'erratic' from those in senior positions.

Whilst it might annoy fans to hear, it's not like they'd be disagreeing, considering they've literally protested against the running of the club from the Glazers.

Above all else however, is the fact that the midfielder wants to play in the Champions League next season, something he wouldn't get at Old Trafford.

That's where Chelsea come in, with Thomas Tuchel's being able to give him football in Europe's top club competition, having finished third in the league last season.

De Jong has attracted more interest than just United. Image: Alamy
De Jong has attracted more interest than just United. Image: Alamy

De Jong is also not against moving to London and thinks that Chelsea can compete for major trophies right now, unlike their English rivals.

Earlier reports have already claimed that the midfielder has told United of his preference of Premier League team, though they continue to pursue him,

Bayern Munich are also still in the mix but, above all else, staying in Barcelona remains his priority right now, even if they show no signs of wanting him.

On Tuesday night, the midfielder wasn't able to play in his position in a pre season friendly against Inter Miami, having to make do with a substitute appearance in defence.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, Transfers, Chelsea, Chelsea Transfer News & Rumours, Barcelona, La Liga, Premier League, Frenkie De Jong

Ryan Sidle
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Jack Grealish says he 'regrets' mocking Miguel Almiron, he sent an apology to the Newcastle player

15 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Major VAR controversy as Japan take the lead against Spain

3 hours ago