The new Man United manager Erik Ten Hag is expected to make an offer for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong. The new boss wants to make a complete squad overhaul, starting with the midfield. The Dutch boss prioritizes De Jong and wants him at all costs.
According to Gerard Romero, Barcelona expect Manchester United to offer Harry Maguire, Alex Telles or Marcus Rashford in a potential swap deal for midfielder De Jong.The Catalans, however, would rather consider signing Anthony Elanga or Scott McTominay.
The talks between the two parties could kick off in the coming days already. The Catalans reportedly would consider any offer with a high transfer fee.
On his Twitch channel, journalist Gerard Romero says Ten Hag wants to reunite with De Jong but Barcelona believe United may try and arrange a swap deal. Manchester United are prepared to offer any of the three players including Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire or Alex Telles.
As far as Harry Maguire is concerned, the defender has not had the best of seasons. In fact, his future as the captain of the Red Devils’ is not clear. Even though, Barcelona is in the transfer market fora center-back, it is doubtful that they would accept a deal with Maguire in it.
Marcus Rashford is a promising talent, but has been out of form and struggling throughout this season. A change of club might bring his form back, but it is yet to be seen what the Barcelona boss thinks of the striker.
Left-back Alex Telles has also been linked in the potential swap deal. However, it is said that Barcelona might be interested in Scott McTominay and Anthony Elanga in a swap plus money deal for their prized midfielder,