All Manchester United eyes are skilled on Frenkie de Jong in the meanwhile, and whether or not he’ll find yourself making the transfer to Previous Trafford.
All of the indicators level in direction of the switch being on the playing cards. United and Erik ten Hag clearly need him, and whereas Xavi needs to maintain the midfielder, his membership’s precarious monetary place may not afford him that luxurious. Ought to De Jong make the transfer, he’ll discover himself not solely reuniting with Ten Hag, however former Ajax team-mate Donny van de Beek as effectively.
In fact, issues haven’t gone in accordance with plan for Van de Beek at Previous Trafford. The 25-year-old has struggled to power his approach into the aspect beneath two managers and his mortgage transfer to Everton didn’t fairly work out how he would have hoped, with the midfielder sitting out a protracted spell of his time on Merseyside injured amid a relegation battle. Given the same paths he and De Jong have taken of their careers, some could be involved a few repeat state of affairs at United.
In his response to Van de Beek’s transfer to Previous Trafford although, former United ace Robin van Persie could have pinpointed why the midfielder has struggled thus far. His warning could conversely show why De Jong is prepared for his probability at United.
“Donny can be introduced in as a serious buy from Manchester United, however he’ll uncover that these different 22 gamers have additionally been introduced in as a ‘main buy’. One had a good greater switch than the opposite,” Van Persie mentioned again in 2020.
“It signifies that he has to face there straight away and he has to mentally modify to that. As a result of Manchester United is in each approach a beast of a membership.”
In that sense, De Jong has the pinnacle begin that Van de Beek wasn’t afforded upon his arrival in England. Having spent the final three years at Barcelona, De Jong is aware of all about what it takes to succeed at a “beast” of a membership, and one of many only a few who might declare to be even greater than United.
The participant himself has already indicated he has the kind of mindset wanted to succeed at a number of the world’s prime golf equipment. “I’ve seen gamers shows from huge golf equipment like Barcelona on tv and now I can be part of it myself. I don’t know what to anticipate, however that is not bothering me that a lot,” De Jong instructed Dutch publication AD forward of his presentation on the Nou Camp.
“I simply let it occur and attempt to get pleasure from it as a lot as potential. I am not stressing out about it and will not change my behaviour. Additionally in Barcelona I would be the similar Frenkie. On the pitch and as an individual.”
Van de Beek has thus far been unable to dwell as much as that “main buy” billing that Van Persie spoke of, however then he’s removed from the one new United participant to have struggled in that approach lately. One factor that De Jong definitely has on his aspect although is the prior expertise of being in that state of affairs.
He’s already had one huge profession transfer in making his technique to La Liga, and now he might be set for one more, probably turning into United’s largest signing of a marquee summer time. That can absolutely stand him in good stead to succeed the place Van de Beek has thus far failed.