Bayern Munich make move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong

Bayern Munich make move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong

Stephen Oladehinde 16:14 - 24.06.2023

Bayern Munich are showing interest in Frenkie De Jong after the German champions decided not to pursue Declan Rice, the captain of West Ham.

The German giants made Rice their first target but were pushed back by his transfer fee as they look to bring in a midfielder this summer.

Konrad Laimer and Raphael Guerreiro have already been signed by the Bavarians, who are aiming to close out their summer business as soon as possible.

Despite the signings they have made in the past few weeks, they are still looking to bring in more quality to their midfield and they have identified Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as their next target.

Frenkie De Jong in action for Barcelona
Frenkie De Jong in action for Barcelona

Tuchel keen on a De Jong

According to Foot Mercato, as reported by Daily Mail, Tuchel is still looking to upgrade the position and has decided that De Jong of Barcelona is the best possibility.

Since moving to Spain from Ajax in 2019, the 26-year-old has experienced some rough moments, but most of the turbulence was not his fault. 

The Dutch international has consistently performed well, but the club's financial problems have put him in jeopardy.

He was previously linked to Manchester United last summer and was close to joining his former manager Erik Ten Hag but insisted he wanted to stay with Barcelona.

Bayern are ready to test Barcelona's resolve to bring the Netherlands midfielder to Germany this summer.

Bayern monitoring other targets

Aside from Frankie De Jong, Bayern are also looking at other transfer targets as Tuchel looks to bring in fresh legs to improve his team.

Bayern struggled during the last stage of last season when Tuchel was appointed and they almost lost the league title to Dortmund.

Bayern are currently recruiting new players ahead of next season and have identified other transfer targets to help rebuild the team.