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Frenkie de Jong Next Club Odds: Man Utd Favourites For Midfielder

Frenkie de Jong Next Club Odds: Man Utd Favourites For Midfielder
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The transfer window is in full swing and top clubs across Europe are ready to splash the cash. FC Barcelona isn’t one of them considering the financial difficulties at Camp Nou. That is part of the reason why so many clubs see Frenkie de Jong as a potential signing this window.

Frenkie de Jong Next Club Odds

It is no longer news that Barcelona find themselves in a huge financial mess and must come up with ways to raise funds and balance the books as much as possible. Player sales will surely happen this summer and Frenkie de Jong could be the most high-profile casualty as a result of the club’s struggles.

Ironically, Xavi Hernandez has described the Dutchman as an important player to him, while the player himself has also highlighted his happiness at Barcelona. In the end, it could yet be a case of business over emotion as the Catalans might be forced to sell the midfielder regardless.

Still 25 and with four years left on his current contract, De Jong is amongst the most profitable players Barcelona have in their ranks. It is no surprise to see that they would be looking out for a figure in excess of the £65m they paid to Ajax for his services back in 2019.

With the international window now over, Barcelona are reportedly eager to sort the player’s future immediately and a decision could be made as early as next week.

A big move to the Premier League is being touted as De Jong’s next destination, with Manchester United supposedly leading the way for his signature. Boasting the ability to play several positions in midfield, the Dutchman will surely come as a major upgrade to the current options at United.

Frenkie de Jong Next Club Odds

  • Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United Odds –  1.25
  • Frenkie de Jong to remain at Barcelona Odds – 2.50
  • Frenkie de Jong to Manchester City Odds – 10.00
  • Frenkie de Jong to PSG Odds – 14.00
  • Frenkie de Jong to Tottenham Odds – 14.00

De Jong to Manchester United Next Club Odds

Manchester United are no longer that side they used to be. Convincing players to join now comes as a difficult task for the Red Devils. In the case of De Jong, it is even more difficult without the lure of Champions League football on offer.

Regardless, Manchester United are the favourites to land the Dutchman simply because of their new manager. Erik ten Hag is well familiar with the player, having worked with him during his time as Ajax manager.

Reports say Ten Hag has managed to convince De Jong to move to Old Trafford but there remains an issue of a financial agreement with Barcelona.

Per several reports, United would be willing to pay £60m plus another £9m in add-ons for De Jong, while Barcelona are holding out for a fixed fee of  £86m). Although, Barcelona could yet be forced to lower their demands and both sides could meet at a middle ground.

With the trio of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic moving away from Old Trafford this summer, there is an apparent need for reinforcements in midfield. The Red Devils have also been linked with Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha but the arrival of De Jong will immediately address a position that has been calling for a major upgrade since the past two seasons.

Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United Odds: 1.25

Frenkie de Jong to remain at Barcelona Odds

It is rather unlikely this happens but Barcelona will only sell at a price they are happy with. For a player who is 25 and with four years left on his contract, the Catalans are under no pressure to sell but are only doing so to ease their financial woes.

In the event that he doesn’t join Manchester United for some reason, it’s safe to say we can see the player remain at Barcelona for one more season or until the January window at the very least.

Frenkie de Jong to remain at Barcelona Odds: 2.50

Frenkie de Jong to Manchester City Next Club Odds

Manchester City will also be in search of a midfielder, with Pep Guardiola aiming to replace the ever-influential Fernandinho, who departs after a decade at the club. Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips has been mentioned as a top target but City are also said to be keeping an eye on De Jong’s situation.

As earlier mentioned, Barcelona need to raise funds but a potential swap deal involving De Jong and Bernardo Silva could appeal to them this summer.

Several sources have claimed that City could explore the option of using Silva in a swap deal. However, there is a very slim chance of seeing the above play out. Especially as Barcelona need funds and such a deal will see them receive little or nothing.

Frenkie de Jong to Manchester City Odds: 10.00

Frenkie de Jong to PSG Next Club Odds

It is not surprising to see that the top favourites in the race to sign De Jong are clubs that can pay the huge amount Barcelona are looking out for. PSG have also been named as possible candidates to sign the 25-year-old. One report even goes on to say that the Dutchman has dreams of playing alongside Kylian Mbappe.

Georginio Wijnaldum has been underwhelming since he arrived on a free transfer last summer and is on the wrong side of 30. In the same vein, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye and Danilo Pereira are also in their thirties.  As it stands, Marco Verratti is the only reliable option for PSG in the long run, making de Jong a reasonable target but it is very unlikely this ends up happening.

Frenkie de Jong to PSG Odds: 14.00

All odds quoted are the best odds available as at 10:00 on 16th June 2022. Odds may now differ.

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