“You’re always flattered when teams show interest in you as a player, but I am at the biggest club in the world at the moment,” said de Jong in quotes reported by Fabrizio Romano. Manchester United have been heavily linked to the Dutch international for some time.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 14, 2022
Update on Frenkie de Jong for Manchester United
Manchester United Will Be Buzzing
De Jong recently gave an update on his future that could mean big news for United. The Dutch midfielder was “flattered” by interest from teams amidst the ongoing discussions of a move away from Barcelona. The Red Devils and their fans will be positively gushing as the biggest interest has been from the red side of Manchester.
Players are very particular about their words. So when a player starts his answer by saying he is “flattered” by the interest you can tell the move is on his mind. If de Jong is truly thinking about this move it may signal he is ready to move on from Barcelona and play for Manchester United.
Of course, United will be cautiously optimistic about the most recent news. Later in the same update, Fabrizio Romano reports: “I feel fine there [at Barça], so… no news”. De Jong has been adamant that Barcelona are his dream club and he would prefer not to leave the Catalan giants. The Dutch International has been at the Spanish club for three years now and has been a key player since arriving.
There is also a lot of history to consider, the route from Dutch football to Barcelona is a popular route and has been traveled by some of the biggest players in world football history. If de Jong wants to etch his name in that same vein he will need to continue performing well for one of the biggest clubs in football.