Five Frenkie de Jong alternatives Manchester United can sign instead
- Manchester United is still in pursuit of the Barcelona Midfielder
- According to reports, De Jong is not willing to leave Barcelona for Manchester United
- But there are other alternatives in the transfer market that United could consider in place of De Jong
This summer, Manchester United expressed a significant interest in Frenkie de Jong, and Erik ten Hag considers him his top transfer priority.
Although discussions between United and FC Barcelona have been going on for more than a month, the two sides have not yet been able to agree.
Even if United succeeds in agreeing, they will still need to convince the midfielder, who apparently does not want to move to Old Trafford, to change his mind about making a move.
According to reports, De Jong is dissatisfied with the current position that Manchester United holds. In addition, he does not wish to be included on the club’s roster of unlucky jinxes.
Sportsleo looks into the top five best options that Manchester United has available to pursue in the market.
5 Ngolo Kante
Kante is one of the finest defensive midfielders in the Premier League at this point. However, his professional life has suddenly turned for the worse this summer.
There is surprising speculation that the French midfielder may depart Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window, with many Premier League clubs interested in signing him.
There isn’t a single team in the world that wouldn’t be better off with Ngolo Kante on their roster, and that includes Manchester United.
This can be a significant addition to Manchester United’s already formidable midfield. This will also bring up thoughts of Juan Mata being traded to Manchester United from Chelsea in 2014.
4. Youri Tielemans -Leicester City
Youri Tielemans has already established himself as one of the Premier League’s most reliable defensive midfielders over the past few seasons.
The Belgian international footballer has been a revelation for Leicester City since he signed with the club in 2019.
He has adapted to the demands of the Premier League with the ease of a duck to water and has the potential to become United’s missing piece in the puzzle that is their midfield.
Also, after turning down the opportunity to extend his contract for another year, he is apparently thinking about quitting King Power stadium.
The idea that Tielemans could move to Old Trafford has been floating around for quite some time, and the club has been and continues to be quite impressed with him.
Despite this, reports indicate that Arsenal is making a more substantial effort than Manchester United to sign the star player from Leicester City this summer.
3 . Leandro Paredes -PSG
Leandro Paredes, who currently plays for PSG, has lately been strongly linked with a transfer to Old Trafford. His play in the middle is characterised by a high level of toughness and brutality.
On the other hand, Paredes has been unable to secure regular playing time at Le Parc des Princes and is open to exploring other options.
The main concern regarding Paredes’ future in the Premier League is whether or not he would be successful there.
Paredes might be an asset for Erik ten Hag’s team. Arguably, the English league is one of the most challenging leagues in the world, and Paredes does not yet have a track record of success in challenging leagues.
Even though he is a mainstay in Argentina’s National Team, the Premier League is very different from international competition.
2 Matheus Nunes -Sporting CP
The Brazilian was one of the top players in the Primeira Liga during the previous campaign, and he played a crucial role in Sporting CP’s advancement to the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.
Even though he now holds Portuguese citizenship, his play retains a distinctly Brazilian flavour.
After Manchester City beat his team in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie at home by a score of 5-0, his manager, Pep Guardiola, praised him as the “greatest” player in the competition.
Since then, he has garnered the attention of several major clubs, particularly Premier League clubs monitoring his development. He presents the possibility of being a suitable replacement for Frenkie de Jong
1 Ruben Neves – Wolves
Man United fans have wished for years that they could have Ruben Neves play for their club.
During every transfer window, his name is inextricably linked to Old Trafford in some capacity. Compared to Frenkie de Jong, he is the most viable alternative option currently accessible.
The Portuguese central midfielder is considered one of the Premier League’s top defensive midfielders and unquestionably prepared to take on more challenging tasks.
Not only is he a talented athlete, but he also has leadership qualities, which Manchester United sorely lacks at the moment.
Neves can control the game from the defensive position. There have been rumours that he could be worth £60m to acquire, but he would be a fantastic addition to the team.