Manchester United fans were left in shock after Barcelona defender Gerard Pique made a public plea to Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong to join the Red Devils. Pique, who is a long-time friend of de Jong, took to social media to urge the Dutchman to make the move to Old Trafford, claiming that he and his girlfriend would be treated better at United than at Barcelona.
The plea came after de Jong had been linked with a move to Barcelona, with reports suggesting that the Catalan giants were willing to pay a hefty fee for the 21-year-old. However, Pique’s plea has caused a stir among United fans, who are now wondering if the club could be set to make a move for the highly-rated midfielder.
Pique’s plea was made in a post on his official Twitter account, in which he wrote: “Come to Man Utd, we’ll treat you better.” The post was accompanied by a picture of de Jong and his girlfriend, with the caption “#FrenkieDeJong #ComeToManUtd”.
The post has since gone viral, with United fans taking to social media to express their delight at the prospect of de Jong joining the club. Many have praised Pique for his loyalty to his friend, while others have questioned why Barcelona are not doing more to secure the services of the talented youngster.
The post has also sparked speculation that United could be set to make a move for de Jong, with reports suggesting that the club are willing to pay a fee of around £50 million for the Dutchman. While nothing has been confirmed yet, it is clear that Pique’s plea has put United firmly in the frame for de Jong’s signature.
If United are able to secure the services of de Jong, it would be a major coup for the club. The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the most talented young midfielders in Europe, and his arrival at Old Trafford would be a huge boost for the club.
It remains to be seen whether de Jong will make the move to United, but one thing is for sure – Pique’s plea has certainly got the Red Devils’ fans talking. With the transfer window now open, it could be an exciting few weeks for United fans as they wait to see if de Jong will make the move to Old Trafford.