Frenkie de Jong

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    onemanarmy Full Member

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    Couple of weeks ago there were reports Tottenham were interested in him. They are losing Dembele and Wanyama, so could use some extra numbers in midfield. Given their past with Ajax (Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Eriksen...) I wouldn't be suprised if they were.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    A player that will play Matic's role, but also have better ability to create separation, better dribbling, more mobility, and more vision? United already have a prodigious midfield talent in Pogba. We shouldn't waste that by not striving to compile another midfielder with huge talent. It's hard enough to acquire one guy on that level.
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    tattico New Member

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    And what about Xabis defensive skills? In general: I would love to see the "new Xabi" in world football, but i just don´t see anyone.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    I'd go for him or Thiago Alcantara.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    He can defend cause he's a pretty good athlete and reads the game well. Has a very high work rate too. He's still slightly weak though, so isn't as strong in the tackle and duels.
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Ole would be a good person to draw de Jong in in my opinion.

    If we get him & de ligt - that's our CDM & LCB sorted for a decade. Add Degea, Pogba, Martial & Rashford to that list - that is starting to look set for a stage up the ladder big time.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    How would Ole be a good draw for De Jong considering he's a temporary manager ?
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    True. £130m for both should be enough.
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    dutchred Full Member

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    No he's not. Not good enough for United
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Ole can attract de Jong to Manchester United - more so than attracting him purely to a managers plan.

    I don't see how pochettin0 or Zidane would be able to attract a player to United more so than attracting them to work for his plan.

    A bit like Woodward couldn't attract klopp to United but only tried to attract him to the plan.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    :boring::boring:Muppet mode:
    Pogba ---Gomes
    -----De Jong-----

    :drool::drool:
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    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    Ah, the old ‘sorted for the next 10 years’ scenario. I think De Gea and Rooney are the only times in the last 15 years we’ve had a 10 year solution to any position.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Don't ruin the dream.

    Just laugh at the thought of Liverpool trying to gegenpress Pogba, De Jong, and Gomes. :boring::drool::boring:
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Pretty sure Bayern wouldn't even consider an offer.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Rio
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Reliable journos in Germany said they were willing to negotiate last summer.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Thankfully.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    You don't rate him?
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    RedorDead21 Full Member

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    Why I've seen Pogba hold the ball and lose it repeatedly like 100s of times since he arrived? The last month hasn't erased my memory.
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    Johnny Love New Member

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    I've got the feeling he will just end up at Barcelona.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Think the boat has sailed. No longer at an age where injuries can caveat the ‘potential’.
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Exactly - Thiago is a player that has never been consistent & is running on some heat he caused primarily as a youngster.

    Would be surprised if he would make it at a club that was planning & successful in achieving the top of the game any time soon.
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    Gate99 Full Member

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    Haha yeah you keep droning on about that. Except no Ajax supporter is hurt by that premise, like there is some rule all Ajax players must have played for them since age 9, or else they are not worthy.

    In reality the fans are proud Ajax picked up an obscure youth player from a small team which didn't even play him and were happy to sell him for scraps, and developed him into a player worth 75m euro who is the first player on the team sheet in the Dutch team. Excellent vision.

    Aaah Feyenoord. Frenkie is from Feyenoord land, his family were Feyenoord fans, but he snubbed Feyenoord as a pre-teen over Willem II because he thought that was a "warmer" club. Feyenoord were sleeping again when he turned 18. And now his family are Ajax fans.

    ^ That's how you properly do it ;)
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    onemanarmy Full Member

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    Proud glory hunters :lol:
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    Gate99 Full Member

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    I'd normally agree, but this is like Liverpool supporters becoming United supporters, which is always sweet. :D

    On a more serious note, Feyenoord made a big strategic mistake by not putting a talent team in the Dutch Championship, like Ajax and PSV did when the opportunity was there. Frenkie was always obviously talented, but a romantic, and his year there when he was voted the league's player of the year was very important for him, letting him play with the big boys and making him a realistic player. I think the Feyenoord talents have a slower and more difficult trajectory now, hurting them on the field and financially.
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    Sjaakmeoff New Member

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    this thread is getting silly.
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    BalanceUnAutreJoint New Member

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    Indeed not only is this thread off topic but the player has never been seriously linked to us at all and is apparently very close to signing for either PSG or Barcelona.
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    Hehe, I do keep droning on about it. Us Feyenoord fans don't have a lot to cling on to these days:D

    In all honesty, I'm just happy to see Dutch kids do well. My Ajax-hating days are behind me. Sure I chuckle when they lose domestically, but I cheered like a madman during that Bayern 3-3 when they went ahead.

    Mu Feyenoord friends hate me more than my Ajax friends :nervous::lol:
  29. Jan 13, 2019 at 10:20

    Scroto Baggins Full Member

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    Could also lose Eriksen to RM. If De Jong prioritises playing time over wages Spurs would be a good choice. Walk into that midfield, Winks, Dier, Sissoko his competition for a starting spot.

    Spurs would have to stump up the cash though. Which seems unlikely.
  30. Jan 13, 2019 at 12:31

    Trizy Full Member

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    Surely Madrid would have to pay at least 80m.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    There is a good chance De Jong will start for Madrid, if not this season then in a season or 2. Looks like Modric's time is done, and also signing for Spurs means he can give up ambition of playing for other big clubs unless he runs down his contract or some team makes a huge bid.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    He’s been dining out on reputation for a good few years now. Too injury prone
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    Ajaxsuarez Full Member

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    De Jong wasn't voted player of the Jupiler League, he won talent of the league. Nouri won player of the league
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    all the major teams seem to agree this guy is class... can't understand why we don't seem to be in the mix for him
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    MetoTTT New Member

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    If all the top teams agrees he's class and are really interested in signing him then I think we have no chance to bring him here at this stage.
  36. Jan 15, 2019 at 09:57

    BalanceUnAutreJoint New Member

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    Cause our scouting team is better than theirs.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Surely he'd prefer to come here than PSG?
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    SiRed Full Member

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    I dont think we want to halt Mctominey's progression
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Same here.
  40. Jan 16, 2019 at 16:33

    TheGame Full Member

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    A lot on social media today that he has signed on PSG, not sure if true?