Man Utd Hold Talks With Serie A Midfielder, Ready To Meet €5.5m-A-Year Wage Demands
Manchester United have held talks with Nigel de Jong about a potential free transfer move to Old Trafford and are prepared to meet his €5.5m-a-year wage demands
The January transfer window is now closed but that won’t stop the newspapers from speculating ahead of the summer so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Manchester United are linked with AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong….
Manchester United have held talks with Nigel de Jong about a potential free transfer move to Old Trafford and are prepared to meet his €5.5m-a-year wage demands, according to reports.
The Dutch midfielder spent a hugely successful three-and-a-half years at United’s rivals Manchester City between 2009 and 2012 where he won the FA Cup and Premier League title before making a cut-price move to AC Milan.
de Jong has continued to impress in Serie A, despite Milan’s recent woes, but with his contract due to expire this June, his future at the San Siro is in serious doubt and it appears Manchester United are trying to lure him back to the Premier League.
Milan chiefs are desperate to try and tie the 30-year-old down to fresh terms but reports suggest that following another round of negotiations, de Jong has rejected their contract extension offer and is ready to return to England.
The Mirror are citing reports coming out of Italy which claim that United have held talks with de Jong’s representatives and are willing to match the players €5.5m-a-year wage demands.
Louis van Gaal knows de Jong well from their time together with the Dutch national team and it looks as though they could now be reunited at Old Trafford this summer.
United have lacked a dominant force in midfield at times this season, particularly when Michael Carrick was on the sidelines, so I think de Jong would be an excellent signing if they are able to get this one over the line.
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He’s hugely experienced, knows what it takes to succeed in the Premier League, and with him being available on a free transfer, it would allow van Gaal to use his funds to strengthen other areas of the squad this summer.