Ten Hag to devastate La Liga with incredible Man Utd moves for Real Madrid, Barcelona stars as Xavi names his price
Manchester United are keen on signing two world-class players from La Liga this summer, and Barcelona have told them exactly how much they need to pay to snare a Xavi favourite.
La Liga, like most other leagues in Europe, is struggling to keep up with the Premier League financially right now. This has resulted in some of Spain’s biggest clubs missing out on great players such as Erling Haaland, Enzo Fernandez and Cody Gakpo. Plus, top managers including Unai Emery and Julen Lopetegui have moved to the English top flight this season.
Real Madrid and Barcelona will be frustrated with how their Champions League rivals from the Prem are getting stronger and stronger. Real and Barca still have huge pull power – they always will – but their relatively poor financial situations make it hard for them to win bidding wars when they also involve English clubs.
Man Utd boss Ten Hag is looking to extend the gap between La Liga and the Prem further by landing one player each from Real and Barca.
According to Football Insider, Ten Hag has reignited his interest in Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
Man Utd struck an agreement with Barca for the Dutchman last summer, only for him to refuse to move.
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Ten Hag is hopeful of convincing him to move this time around. And there are two factors which could see De Jong change his mind.
The first is Man Utd’s improvement this season. They have already won the Carabao Cup and more trophies could follow. They remain in both the Europa League and FA Cup.
Man Utd move for Barca star back on the cards
De Jong could also be attracted by the potential of playing alongside Casemiro in midfield. He has been hugely influential for Man Utd since joining from Real.
Xavi is aware of Man Utd renewing their interest in De Jong and has told them a bid of £70m must be launched for Barca to sell.
But De Jong is not the only renowned midfielder Man Utd could sign. Football Insider state Man Utd have also registered their interest in Eduardo Camavinga.
On March 8, reports in Spain suggested Man Utd could break their transfer record when signing Camavinga. And Football Insider have now backed up those claims.
Man Utd are long-term admirers of Camavinga and believe he could become one of the best midfielders in the Prem. However, it would take a huge proposal and a lot of negotiation to get him.
Real boss Carlo Ancelotti has called him ‘untouchable’. He is viewed as an integral player for the future once Luka Modric and Toni Kroos retire.
Ten Hag is unlikely to be deterred by Barca and Real wanting to keep their players as he will push Man Utd to take them to Old Trafford in big-money deals. He wants some of the best players in the world to join to help spark a new glorious era at Man Utd.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are being tipped to submit a mega offer for a Bundesliga striker by the German media.