Man Utd fans convinced Frenkie de Jong is set for Old Trafford transfer after details of Barcelona dressing room emerge | The Sun06/09/2022
FRENKIE DE JONG is the only Barcelona player with an EMPTY locker, Spanish media say.
The midfielder's Nou Camp future remains up in the air amid transfer interest from Manchester United.
And according to reporter Gerard Romero, De Jong has an empty locker at Barca, causing even more speculation.
Some United fans are convinced it means the Dutchman is ready to reunite with old Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
One tweeted: "That’s me convinced I’m off to get the tattoo."
Another posted: "So he's coming then."
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One added: "Must mean he’s at the Trafford centre getting new clobber."
But, with pre-season still weeks away, others are not so convinced De Jong's empty locker bares any significance.
One argued: "Ffs this proves nothing….. in other news the sky is blue."
Another added: "How have we come to this."
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Ten Hag, who won the Dutch league with De Jong in 2019, is keen to bring the playmaker to Old Trafford this summer.
And United are preparing their opening bid for the 25-year-old, according to Marca.
De Jong joined Barca in 2019 for £65m but has so far only won the Copa Del Ray with them.
And many believe with just 13 goals in 139 matches, he has not lived up to expectations.
But De Jong puts it down to playing out of position, telling NOS: "I like to be the first player to receive the ball from the defenders.
"In the national team I play differently compared to Barca. And I think this one fits me better.”
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