Erik ten Hag is desperate to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong

Erik ten Hag is determined to signal Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong (Image: Sky Sports activities)

Erik ten Hag says he’ll promote from inside Manchester United’s squad if the membership fail to deliver Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Previous Trafford.

The Crimson Devils are struggling to persuade Netherlands worldwide De Jong to ditch Barca and transfer to United this summer season.

Manchester United have already agreed a take care of Barcelona for the 25-year-old however De Jong’s desire is to remain on the Nou Camp regardless of his relationship with former Ajax boss Ten Hag.

With time probably operating out for United to influence De Jong to make the transfer, Ten Hag says he might look to his present squad to fill the place.

‘What I can say is we’re searching for a participant who can play within the holding midfield place, nevertheless it needs to be the best one,’ Ten Hag stated.

‘There should not many in that place able to the extent we demand. Once we can’t discover him, we now have to take care of the gamers in our squad now and we’ll develop one in that place.

‘I can’t touch upon a sure participant. We want the best participant. We’ve an inventory and we qualify because the participant who has the competence to play that function. We are going to strike the second the participant is accessible.’

De Jong has reservations about leaving the Nou Camp

De Jong has reservations about leaving the Nou Camp (Image: Getty)

Ten Hag joined Manchester United from Ajax in April and admits he would have preferred the membership’s summer season enterprise to have been wrapped up already.

United accomplished offers for Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen earlier within the month, whereas they’ve agreed a take care of Ajax for Lisandro Martinez.

‘The very best and essentially the most excellent state of affairs is while you begin pre-season with the squad totally outfitted, however more often than not that’s not the very fact of soccer, so I’m sensible and I’ve to take care of the very fact,’ the Dutch boss stated.

Ten Hag’s Manchester United proceed their pre-season schedule on Tuesday with a fixture towards Premier League rivals Crystal Palace in Melbourne.


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