Man United have three Barcelona players on their agenda


BILBAO, SPAIN - MARCH 03: Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona reacts during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona at Estadio de San Mames on March 03, 2024 in Bilbao, Spain.
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With only a few months left till the current season ends, FC Barcelona have started planning for the upcoming summer transfer window, in which they will once again have to work with a very tight budget to strengthen their team ahead of the next season.

In this regard, one of the activities that the club undertook recently was the meeting of Deco with officials from Manchester United. While details on this summit were not released by either side, it was speculated in the media that several players from both sides were discussed.

Now, Mundo Deportivo reports that three Barcelona players are on the list of the Premier League side for the upcoming summer. These players include Frenkie de Jong, Alejandro Balde, and Ansu Fati. The Dutch midfielder has already been linked with Manchester United in the past, but a move did not materialize in the end.

Now, with the arrival of the billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, who has taken over 25% rights on the English club, the Red Devils are looking to strengthen their team significantly this summer, and De Jong is once again a preferred target.

Furthermore, the current Manchester United coach, Eric ten Haag, was also one of the individuals most responsible for the rise of the midfielder during his time at Ajax, after which he moved to Barcelona. His presence at Manchester United can also help lure the Dutchman to England.

The other two players, Alejandro Balde and Ansu Fati are seen as promising potential stars by the English side. Balde is currently out with a long-term ACL injury and is not expected to get back to action for the current season.

Ansu Fati, meanwhile, is currently playing on loan in the Premier League with Brighton and Hove Albion and is trying to regain his best physical and sporting level.

Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

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