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Xavi gives his thoughts on Frenkie de Jong joining Manchester United in the Premier League.

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Xavi gives his thoughts on Frenkie de Jong joining Manchester United in the Premier League.

Barcelona boss, Xavi Hernandez has ruled out any idea of midfielder, Frenkie de Jong leaving the club amid a relation to Manchester United.

Xavi believes De Jong must continue at Barcelona to become one of the top midfielders in the world.

Reports have emerged that De Jong had been connected with a move to Manchester United, with his old manager Erik ten Hag taking command at Old Trafford this summer.

However, Xavi has intimated that he is delighted with De Jong and wants him to continue at Camp Nou.

Asked about reports linking De Jong to Man United, Xavi was cited by Goal as saying: “I have not talked with him about his future.

“He is playing at a very strong level and has to continue here – he may be one of the top midfielders in the world for years to come.

“If it were up to me, I would continue here for many more years. He is incredibly important and can mark an era here. He has to score, assist, and he has to be the protagonist.”

De Jong’s contract with Blaugrana will expire in 2026.

The former Ajax player has scored four times in 42 appearances across competitions for Barcelona this season.

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