Reporter Asks Frenkie De Jong If He's Leaving Beaches Of Barcelona For Cold Of Manchester, He Replied
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Netherlands resumed their Nations League campaign on Saturday as they drew 2-2 at home to Poland.
De Jong started the match following his brilliant cameo appearance against Wales in their previous international fixture.
He continues to be the subject of intense transfer speculation, with Erik ten Hag hoping to lure him to Manchester United this summer.
And the 25-year-old was quizzed about his future after his side's draw.
A reporter asked him: "Are you leaving the Catalan beaches for the cold of Manchester?"
De Jong laughed as he replied: "I can't. I can't say anything."
🗣️ — ESPN journalist asks Frenkie de Jong whether he is going from the beaches of Catalonia to the cold of Manchester:— United Journal (@theutdjournal) June 12, 2022
“(Laughs). I can't, I can't say anything” 😂👀#mufc #mujournal
Man United and Barca are thought to be in contact over De Jong in view to a transfer.
The star midfielder has plied his trade at Barca for three seasons since his switch from Ajax in 2019.
But he could call time on his career in Spain to sign for the Premier League club ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Former Tottenham man Rafael van der Vaart believes his fellow countryman should sign for Ten Hag's Man United, claiming he's 'out of place' at Barca.
He told Ziggo Sport: "That is of course the most ideal. Then you have a trainer who knows exactly what you can and cannot do.
"And United still need a little quality."
The 39-year-old added: "There are players who can do the same and maybe be better than you or have performed more.
"As long as those other players are there, he is out of place at Barcelona. At United he could play more like with the Dutch national team. Then he’s the only one of his kind."