Man Utd handed fresh De Jong boost


Man Utd handed fresh De Jong boost

Barcelona have handed Manchester United a boost in their hopes of signing midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer.

Club president Joan Laporta has confirmed the club are “doing everything” to generate funds in order to register their quintet of summer arrivals. Barca confirmed their first two summer arrivals with Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie – two deals that have been in place since March – moving to the club as free agents from Chelsea and Milan respectively.

That was followed by the arrival of Raphinha from Leeds United in a £55million transfer before the arrival of Robert Lewandowski was confirmed last month and defender Jules Kounde joined from Sevilla – with more signings likely to follow.

Barca’s priority now is to register their five new signings with La Liga, who have to be satisfied that the club can justify their registrations with their financial situation. With the league starting in less than two weeks, time is of the essence for the Blaugrana to bring in money.