Manchester United might have accepted Frenkie de Jong situation by targeting PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes
Manchester United’s potential pursuit of Leandro Paredes hints that they may have accepted that they will not be able to sign Frenkie de Jong this summer.
The former Ajax star has been atop Erik ten Hag’s transfer wishlist but there have been many hurdles in the race for the midfielder.
Negotiations with Barca have not been an easy ride, with the Catalan giants holding out for €86 million for the Dutchman. The Red Devils have reportedly found an agreement with Barca to pay €65 million as a fixed amount and €20 million in variable add-ons for De Jong.
However, the personal terms are yet to be agreed with the 25-year-old and he still wants to stay at Nou Camp.
Recent speculation has seen Chelsea touted as potential suitors for the Barca midfielder and this has only further cast doubt on the pursuit from United.
A lack of Champions League football is seemingly putting targets off and now Erik ten Hag’s side may just be considering alternatives. Paredes’ lack of first-team opportunities is sure to give United more sway in luring him to Old Trafford.