Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong has made the headlines after he liked a post showing Casemiro’s arrival at Old Trafford. Casemiro arrived at the Old Trafford club amidst cheers and jubilations by Manchester United fans.
Manchester United completed the deal for Casemiro dramatically, to the surprise of pundits. The Red Devils opted for Casemiro after it was clear that the club may not make headway in pursuing Frenkie de Jong.
Since arriving at the Old Trafford club as the new manager, Erik Ten Hag has targeted the Barcelona midfielder. Ten Hag admitted that de Jong is central to his midfield strategy at Manchester United as he seeks to unleash his high-press and attacking football style at the club. The club had reached an agreement with Barcelona for de Jong but had to surmount the challenge of rejection by the 24-year-old.
The highly-rated Dutch star has made it clear that he wants to stay at Barcelona despite facing three challenges – allegations of fraud in his Barcelona contract; Barca’s plans to slash his wages and a £17m debt.
The Catalans had told de Jong point blank that if he wanted to stay at Camp Nou, he must have his wages slashed. Despite being a choice player for Xavi, Barcelona had wanted to offload the Dutchman to leverage a deepening debt crisis. Both Chelsea and Manchester United were ready to sign the midfielder. The Red Devils have already tabled a £72m bid for the player. Chelsea, led by Todd Boehly, was also ready to wrestle with Manchester United to sign the player.
Manchester United temporarily backed off the Frenkie de Jong deal to pursue another highly-rated midfielder, Casemiro. Casemiro’s negotiation took less than a week to be completed after the Red Devils tabled a whooping £60m bid plus £10m add-ons to Real Madrid for the Brazil international.
Casemiro was also shot into one of the top earners at Old Trafford with a weekly wage of £300,000. The highly-rated defensive midfielder told his teammates of his resolve to try a new challenge at Manchester United. He arrived at Old Trafford to a rousing and heroic welcome by jubilating Manchester United fans.
In a social media post that has gone viral, Frenkie De Jong like the footage of Casemiro’s arrival at Old Trafford, which has gotten Man United fans talking.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have renewed their interest in Frenkie de Jong as they hope to sign the striker before the transfer window closes. It is still unclear whether de Jong will reverse his decision not to join the Old Trafford club.
His liking of Casemiro’s video footage had given Man United fans hope. Frenkie de Jong is Barcelona’s current highest earner, and the Catalans earnestly want him off their payroll to lessen the financial burden.