Manchester United get the green-light to finally seal deal for Barcelona star: report

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag (Image credit: Mike Egerton)

Could this be the summer that Manchester United finally get their hands on Frenkie de Jong?

The Dutchman has been a long-time target of the Old Trafford side, with the Red Devils reportedly agreeing the framework of a £70million deal with Barcelona for the midfielder. 

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.