Manchester United given green light for sensational Frenkie De Jong deal, with move away from Barcelona imminent: report

Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar
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Manchester United are poised to finally land Frenkie De Jong, with Barcelona having made a huge decision on the Dutchman's future.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with the midfielder during Erik ten Hag's first transfer window as manager, with the ex-Ajax boss wishing to reunite with his former prodigy. His hunt for a defensive midfielder, however, ended with the signing of Casemiro instead.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.