Manchester United star Casemiro is set to inadvertently block the club from landing Frenkie de Jong in January, Gianluca Di Marzio believes. The Red Devils recruited the Brazil international from Real Madrid back in the summer, paying a huge £70million to get a deal done. However, their interest in his former La Liga rival remains strong – with Erik ten Hag refusing to throw in the towel..
Manchester United spent the bulk of the summer transfer window chasing De Jong, believing a deal with Barcelona could be struck.
But while they agreed on an overall fee worth £70million for the Netherlands international, the player himself never wanted to leave the Nou Camp for Old Trafford.
United remain hopeful they can sign De Jong in the future, however, with Ten Hag driving interest behind the scenes.
Yet Di Marzio thinks Casemiro will, albeit inadvertently, prevent a deal from being struck when the transfer window reopens in January. I think it’s unlikely they can spend another £70m or £100m on De Jong, so I don’t think that can happen in January