Frenkie de Jong and Manchester United’s protracted transfer drama is not likely to be addressed anytime soon.
This summer, United’s top aim has been Barcelona midfielder De Jong. As Erik ten Hag begins his first campaign as the manager of Old Trafford, they are eager to reunite him with ten Hag.
The Dutchman is up for sale, and it’s evident that United wants to sign him as their newest player, following in the footsteps of Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia, and Lisandro Martinez. However, a number of obstacles are reportedly standing in the way of the deal’s completion, including pay demands and the fact that United cannot provide Champions League football for the upcoming season.
The engine room has lost no fewer than four players this summer: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, and Nemanja Matic all left at the end of their contracts. Ten Hag spoke about what he wants as he seeks to strengthen the unit.
Erik ten Hag claims that Frenkie De Jong is his backup plan for the ideal Man Utd transfer, though.
According to the New Manchester Manager, he is searching for a player who can play in the holding midfield position, but it must be the ideal player. There aren’t many people in that position who are capable of meeting my standards. If I can’t locate him, I’ll have to deal with the guys on my squad right now, and I’ll train someone to fill that role.
James Garner is the first player that comes to mind for Ten Hag and the one that United supporters are eager to see fill the position with.
The midfielder James Garner, a product of Manchester United’s renowned academy, was a key contributor to Nottingham Forest’s promotion to the Premier League last season.
The 21-year-old really came into his own last season, stepping out from behind United as he assisted Nottingham Forest in their Premier League promotion. With more than 40 appearances, four goals, and eight assists, Garner was a key player in Forest’s ascent.