Primary Manchester United target that Erik ten Hag wants eyeing contract extension

Frenkie de Jong, Manchester United (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Frenkie de Jong, Manchester United (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images) /

When Erik ten Hag joined Manchester United, he wanted to sign Frenkie de Jong. Even after agreeing a fee, the Dutch midfielder decided to stay at Barcelona.

Frenkie de Jong was a key figure in the Ajax team that went to the Champions League semi-final. After that, De Jong decided to join his dream club, Barcelona. And, Erik ten Hag made the move as the manager of Manchester United. Since joining United, De Jong has been a primary target for Manchester United. Last season, Frenkie de Jong to Man Utd was the news that everyone was covering. He was undoubtedly the primary target for Erik ten Hag. Even Richard Arnold and John Murtough travelled to Barcelona to get their main man. They also agreed the fee with Barcelona to sign Frenkie. However, the player wanted to stay at his dream club. Now, Man Utd are set to take a huge blow as their pursuit of De Jong might finally come to a dead end.

Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong set for a contract renewal

Barcelona decimated Antwerp in the Champions League opener last night 5-0. After that, Xavi, the manager of Barcelona, opened up about the contract situation of Frenkie de Jong. The contract of Frenkie de Jong is set to expire in 2026. However, Xavi doesn’t want to lose his pivotal figure in the midfield. Xavi has already mentioned he has no problem in giving De Jong a new contract and if this happens, then the Dutch midfielder will surely extend his contract at Camp Nou. Also, this could be the final blow for Manchester United in their pursue of De Jong if he extends his contract at Barcelona.

Do you think Manchester United will ever sign Frenkie de Jong?