Manchester United has battled all summer to get Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
Despite Barcelona’s desire to sell the midfielder, Manchester United is prepared to satisfy De Jong’s transfer demands; nonetheless, the player is adamant about staying put.
Insisting that De Jong would prefer to join Chelsea over Manchester United, former Aston Villa player Gabby Agbonlahor has pushed Chelsea to complete this move before United.
“I did suggest last week that Spurs are looking in a stronger position at the moment with the deals they’ve made,” he said to talkSPORT Breakfast.
“Chelsea is catching them now; Koulibaly is a brilliant center-back; Kounde will strengthen their defense; perhaps as a back three with Thiago Silva.
I still believe they could need a midfielder. There has been discussion of De Jong potentially hijacking a transfer from Manchester United, but I believe he would choose Chelsea over the Red Devils if given the chance.
Consequently, “I still think they need another midfielder and another striker, but with this addition, the defense will be addressed.”
I’ve been mentioning Manchester United’s lack of allure for a long, and their supporters don’t like it, he said. They are unable to bear the truth as it is.
De Jong does not want to move to Manchester United if he leaves Barcelona, according to his agent. According to several remarks that have surfaced, he prefers Chelsea to Bayern Munich.
Because if I had to choose between Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League, I would choose Chelsea.
“You’re playing Champions League football this season, I’m in London, and I have Thomas Tuchel, who recently won the Champions League. Your team is stronger than mine.”
“Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Manchester United, but he doesn’t want to be there; he didn’t show up for preseason.
“You have players that are underwhelming. Top players like [Paul] Pogba have left your team.
They have issues, therefore it will be some time before they have a chance to win the Premier League or the Champions League.
Is De Jong interested in switching from Barcelona, which will be participating in Champions League football, to Manchester United, which won’t?