Erik ten Hag send message to Barcelona admits Chelsea swoop on Frenkie de Jong
The Frenkie de Jong saga is nearing the 13-week mark and Erik ten Hag does not have a defensive midfielder at Man United.
Erik ten Hag insists he is sanguine with the state of Manchester United’s midfield despite no reinforcements in the area.
The club has agreed on an €85million fee with Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong but that pursuit is nearing the 13-week mark.
However, according to reports close to Barcelona, De Jong has rejected the chance to join Manchester United
The 25-years-old is waiting for Chelsea’s bid, as he keen to join Stamford Bridge this summer transfer
When asked if he was happy with the options in midfield, Ten Hag replied: “I think so. Pre-season, we did pretty well there. I’m convinced we have a good team and a good squad. We can still strengthen but the team has shown it can play at a good level.”
A reporter mentioned De Jong and Ten Hag smiled: “We want Frenkie? It’s about the right players and I cannot give comments on a player under contract at another club. If we have news, we will bring it.
“When you work with the current squad and develop players in your current squad, at this moment we have players in that position and perform really well.
“It would be a good situation (to have concluded all of their business) but I have a squad and I’m happy with the current squad.
“We make good progress, I’m happy with the signings until now. You don’t need any player, you need the right player, that’s what we’re working for.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea and Barcelona are expected to make significant transfer swoops this coming week
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