Paris Saint-Germain have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the hunt to acquire Barcelona maestro Frenkie de Jong, according to Sport.
WHERE DOES THE STORY BEGIN?
Barcelona, on the other hand, would love to keep the Dutchman at the Camp Nou, despite the Spanish giants' ongoing financial difficulties.
According to reports, the Netherlands international is tempted to rejoin Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford and so reject Liverpool.
They developed a close bond at Ajax, where they came within seconds of reaching the Champions League final in 2019.
According to one journalist, De Jong has a 95 percent probability of joining the Red Devils this summer, which is a fairly big assertion.
Mauricio Pochettino and PSG have entered the race for his signature, giving the 25-year-old another choice.
De Jong scored four goals and added five assists in 47 games for Barcelona this season, as Xavi guided the Catalans to second place in La Liga.
INTEREST IN PSG AND MANCHESTER UNITED IS NOT GOOD FOR LIVERPOOL.
If they haven't already, Liverpool is on the verge of being pushed out of this transfer race, in our opinion.
De Jong has Ten Hag as a cause to join Manchester United, and the Red Devils have the funds to back their new manager and pay the £68 million asking price.
PSG, with its billions from Qatar, would have no issue paying Barcelona's asking price.
Liverpool cannot change Ten Hag and De Jong's relationship, nor can they match PSG's financial resources.
If Liverpool wins the Champions League on Saturday, it will be a very different narrative.
However, it appears that Liverpool are not in the same position as PSG or Manchester United in the race to recruit De Jong..
In other news, if Newcastle makes a £25 million deal for a striker, West Ham have a free agent as a backup.
Report: PSG join Liverpool & Manchester United in race to sign Dutch star https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/05/24/report-psg-join-liverpool-manchester-united-in-race-to-sign-338m-maestro/
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