Transfer News: ten Hag eyes 24-year-old midfield general to lead Man United rebuild as captain as he openly mentioned who will be the club captain as Maguire will leave his first transfer window

Transfer News: ten Hag eyes 24-year-old midfield general to lead Man United rebuild as captain as he openly mentioned who will be the club captain as Maguire will leave his first transfer window

According to Spanish outlet Diario Sport (h/t The Mirror), incoming Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag

is keen to make Frenkie de Jong the centrepiece of his Old Trafford revolution.

The Dutchman is currently at Ajax Amsterdam and will take over the Red Devils at the end of the current season. Despite not taking charge officially, ten Hag already appears to be making plans for the summer.

If our performances this season have proven something, it is that a total revamp is needed to take Man United back to the top of English football. It is far from a quick fix and will need to be a long term project with recruitment a major driver.

Transfer News: Erik ten Hag eyeing Frenkie de Jong reunion at Manchester United.

Transfer News: Erik ten Hag eyeing Frenkie de Jong reunion at Manchester United.

ten Hag has now identified de Jong to lead his Man United rebuild. The duo worked together at Ajax and enjoyed much success in the Eredivisie. The midfielder eventually moved to Barcelona and is happy with life at the Nou Camp.

However, the player could be persuaded to swap La Liga for life in Manchester. Just 24, the Dutch international is an experienced player who can dictate the game from the middle of the pitch. ten Hag’s interest in him is understandable given the lack of such a trait in the Red Devils’ midfield.

Barcelona, however, remain keen to keep the player and could play hardball should Man United make their move. de Jong is a regular under Xavi Hernandez and appears to be pivotal to the Catalan club’s future plans. Whether Man United will throw money at the problem to have their way remains to be seen.

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