Manchester United recently had a bid of about €80million rejected by Spanish side Barcelona for the transfer of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen on reuniting with his former Ajax player at Manchester United.
Ten Hag has identified signing the Holland international midfielder as a priority for Manchester United this summer.
Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has claimed De Jong is worth more than Manchester United’s offer for him.
According to Van Gaal, who is currently the head coach for Holland, De Jong is worth €112million.
The Holland head coach made the assertion after his side’s 2-1 Nations League victory against Wales, which saw De Jong step off the bench as a substitute.
During his post-match interview, Van Gaal lauded De Jong for his efforts after coming on and claimed Barcelona should hold out for a huge fee this summer.
“Frenkie de Jong does bring an extra quality, of course,” Van Gaal said as per Daily Mail. “That is why he is also worth €112million.”
Van Gaal also recently urged Ajax defender Jurrien Timber to avoid a move to Manchester United this summer.
Manchester United fans feel Van Gaal is trying to sabotage Manchester United’s transfer plans this summer following his acrimonious exit in May 2016.
@ArionArmeniakos tweeted: “The No. 7 curse may be dead but the Van Gaal curse is alive and well after the way United treated him. This man will not rest from sabotaging Manchester United.”
@kotbgtextacy tweeted: “Van Gaal subtly frustrating United plans. First he suggested Timber would not be wise moving to United, now he tries to talk up De Jong’s price. Same guy that told Ten Hag not to come.”