Man Utd ready to make Frenkie De Jong their highest-paid player if bid is successful | Soccer

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Manchester United are ready to make Frenkie De Jong their highest-paid player if they can tempt Barcelona to sell the midfielder.

New Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag is keen to team up with his former Ajax player and make de Jong the center of his big rebuild at Old Trafford.

Whether United can agree on a fee for the 25-year-old and the Dutchman wants to move to sixth place in the Premier League is still open, but the Red Devils are ready to make a huge contract offer to the midfielder.

The Daily Star reports that United will be happy to offer De Jong wages higher than those of David De Gea, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho to lure him to Old Trafford, making him the club’s highest-paid player.

United will have some room on the payroll to play with as a number of players depart this summer who have drawn huge salaries at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba tops the list of players leaving the club while Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic are also leaving.

This may not be the end of the departures either, with Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Eric Bailly all available for transfer.

This should allow Ten Hag to bring in a string of signings, with improvements needed across the team to add to what was an utterly unforgettable season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

Whether De Jong is one of those newcomers remains in doubt as the Dutchman is reportedly far from convinced that swapping the Camp Nou for Old Trafford is the right move, although Barcelona are interested in acquiring one of his Valuable assets to benefit and own already agreed a deal for a replacement in Valencia’s Carlos Soler.

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