Manchester United ready to pay Frenkie de Jong £395,000 per week

Frenkie de Jong-Barcelona

Manchester United have been linked with several midfielders in recent weeks, and the Barcelona player, Frenkie de Jong, is thought to be a top target for them.

According to a report from Daily Star, the Red Devils are interested in signing the former Ajax star, and they are willing to make him their highest-paid player to lure him away from Barcelona.

De Jong is undoubtedly one of the most talented central midfielders in European football right now, and he could be an excellent signing for the Red Devils.

Newly appointed manager Erik Ten Hag has worked with the Dutch international during their time together at Ajax, and it is no surprise that the 52-year-old wants a reunion at Old Trafford next season.

The report adds that the 25-year-old midfielder could be offered wages of around £395,000 per week. However, Manchester United will not be able to offer him Champions League football next season, and that could be a damaging blow as far as the transfer pursuit is concerned.

A player of De Jong’s calibre will want to play at the highest level, and the absence of Champions League football at Old Trafford could force him to consider his options.

Meanwhile, midfielders Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are set to move on, and the Premier League side might need to bring in more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer.

It will be interesting to see whether Ten Hag can bring in the necessary reinforcements before the new season begins.

The Red Devils will be desperate to get back into the top four, and they will need to improve their squad considerably for that to happen.