Man Utd boost as Barcelona put De Jong on transfer list with Ter Stegen as pair no longer 'untouchable' amid poor form

BARCELONA duo Frenkie de Jong and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen have been made available for transfer, according to reports.

The news comes as a boost to Manchester United, who are long-time admirers of midfielder De Jong.


It's no secret that the Red Devils need an midfield revamp, with the once 'untouchable' De Jong now appearing to be a realistic target.

In the summer of 2020 Barcelona named seven of their stars as 'untouchable,' with De Jong and Ter Stegen on the list.

But now the club is willing to part ways with both players, according to Spanish outlet AS.

De Jong has been criticised for an 'absence of leadership' in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich that saw Barcelona eliminated from the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in 21 years.

The Red Devils have been linked with a cut-price £47million deal for the 24-year-old as soon as January.

And there are also calls for Ter Stegen's head with the goalkeeper having a 'lack of forcefulness' in his performances.

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Barcelona have been slammed for being devoid of leaders since club legend Carlos Puyol hung up his boots in 2014.

The Red Devils could cash in and make a double swoop for the 29-year-old goalkeeper too, with David De Gea under fire for recent performances between the sticks.

Ter Stegen has also attracted interest from Newcastle, with the mega-rich club eyeing a mammoth £47million bid for the goalkeeper.

Selling both players for the same fee would bring in close to £100million as new boss Xavi begins his overhaul at Camp Nou.

That would help fund moves for new signings with debts mounting at the cash-strapped club.

Were both players to go that would mean FIVE out of Barcelona's so called seven 'untouchables' from just over a year ago no longer play for the club.

Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Nelson Semedo have all moved on to pastures new.

And if De Jong and Ter Stegen depart that would just leave French duo Clement Lenglet and Ousmane Dembele left from the 'untouchables.'

Although Dembele himself is another linked with an exit.

Manchester United themselves are reportedly 'closing in' on the winger, and could find themselves boasting THREE of Barcelona's seven 'untouchables'.

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