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United fear repeating the 'Cesc case' with Frenkie de Jong

Published:2/07/2022 - 16:02h

Updated:2/07/2022 - 16:02h

United want to avoid what happened in 2013 when they were interested in Cesc Fàbregas, but he decided to continue at Barça before going to Chelsea. From Manchester they are optimistic, now with Ten Hag in the lead

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The arrival of Erik Have Hag to the bench of the Manchester United has brought achieve an enormous interest of the English team by the signing of Frenkie of Jong, the one who has been put on sale by the FC Barcelona in front of the need to do box. However, the uncertainty and the lejanía in the postures of one and another club seem to revive a ghost of the past for the 'network devils'.

To remember a similar case is precise to trace back until the year 2013, when the team mancuniano wanted to do with the services of Cesc Fàbregas, the one who did not attain to consolidate in the eleven headline in front of the presence of Andrés Iniesta and the today Barcelona trainer, Xavi Hernández. Nevertheless, the midfield player decided to continue in the City Condal before leaving to Chelsea a year afterwards.

Have Hag, key in the operation

In spite of the interest of the United, the midfield player finished for convincing thanks to a conversation with the then trainer of the 'blues', José Mourinho. Thus, the English do not want that it repeat a similar stage, although now the conditions are very distinct, especially by the project headed by Have Hag that it can finish being convincente for Frenkie of Jong.

In 2013, it was David Moyes the one who was at the top of the Manchester United after the retreat of a legend like Sir Alex Ferguson. The also Scottish, that at present directs to the West Ham United, did not keep a very near relation with the one of Arenys of Sea, a very distinct case to the of the Dutch, the one who himself know very well to his compatriot after his go through the bench of the Ajax of Ámsterdam.

For the moment, Frenkie of Jong seems to be accepting that the best for him and for the Barça is if arrival to the 'Theatre of the dreams' in the season 2022-23, with a trainer that knows him and has offered him a role protagónico in the centre of the field. Even so, it subtracts to expect by the development of the negotiations between the clubs: the Barça demands 80 millions and the United slowly looks for to approach to this figure with distinct approaches.

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