“I Got Told…” Gary Neville Reveals What He Knows About 71M United Target’s Stance On Joining PL Rival

“I Got Told…” Gary Neville Reveals What He Knows About 71M United Target’s Stance On Joining PL Rival

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says he has it on good authority that Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong would prefer to join Chelsea if he does leave Barcelona this summer.

The Red Devils have reportedly agreed a transfer fee in the region of €85m (£71m) for the Dutchman but the deal has stalled, and Neville suggests that one of the main reasons is the player’s lack of interest in making the switch to Old Trafford:

As Neville mentions, it is “third-hand” information, but there are legitimate concerns about whether de Jong is actually prepared to join United. Many assume that manager Erik ten Hag wouldn’t have pursued the midfielder for this long if he didn’t know whether the player would sign for the Manchester club.

However, it does appear that if Chelsea were to make a concerted attempt to sign the Barca playmaker, United’s efforts over the past few months could be all for nothing.