‘We want Frenkie?’ – Erik ten Hag in sarcastic response to Barcelona star as Manchester United boss opens up on transfer targets

Erik ten Hag has insisted he has faith in the Manchester United squad despite the lack of new arrivals.

The Premier League side have agreed deals for Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen so far this summer but remain in the market for new additions.


Ten Hag was asked about United’s summer plans

Ten Hag was also in a jovial mood regarding the club's pursuit of De Jong


Ten Hag was also in a jovial mood regarding the club’s pursuit of De Jong

As well as resolving the situation around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, a deal to sign Frenkie de Jong remains the Red Devils’ priority as they look to add crucial quality to the midfield.

Achieving a deal with Barcelona is proving increasingly difficult, but while jokingly acknowledging the club’s interest in the Dutch star, Ten Hag is adamant they won’t sign any other players for the sake of it. .

Speaking during his press conference on De Jong when the player was brought up, he laughed: ‘We want Frenkie? I did not know.

“It’s about the good players and I can’t comment on a contracted player at another club.

“When you work with the current team and develop players in your current team, at the moment we have players in that position and we are performing very well.

“It would be a good situation (to have done all their business) but I have a team and I’m happy with the current team.

Ten Hag won't sign players for fun, he says


Ten Hag won’t sign players for fun, he says

“We are progressing well, I’m happy with the signings so far. You don’t need any player, you need the right player, that’s what we’re working for.

When asked if they would move on to other targets, Ten Hag replied, “If it’s not the right player, no. We need good players. »

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