In recent weeks, there has been a lot of attention to the fact that Frenkie de Jong’s future at Barcelona is cloudy. The midfielder is under a lot of pressure to leave Camp Nou.
Xavi has a high opinion of the Dutchman. So Barcelona’s first plan was not to split ways with him. However, as of late, the club has shown greater openness to bids. In light of the growing financial crisis, they could take the option of putting De Jong up for sale.
Manchester United is one of the teams that has shown interest in acquiring de Jong’s talents. A possible transfer fee of roughly €80–85 million is evident as a potential price tag for the player.
Manchester United’s Stance:
Despite this, an article that was published not so long ago in the Daily Mail says that Manchester United is trying to recruit the midfielder on a bargain deal. They want to pay a fee of just €60 million. They are certain that they will be able to get De Jong from Barcelona.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, are coming up against a significant obstacle in their chase of de Jong at the moment. Even though they feel striking a deal with Barcelona would not be all that difficult, they are having trouble convincing the player.
De Jong has not shown any desire to move away from Barcelona. He views Barcelona as his ideal team. He has said several times that he wants to remain to play for the club at Camp Nou.
Even though the midfielder has a fantastic connection with Erik ten Hag, the new coach at Man United, the player is somewhat nervous about making the transfer to Old Trafford. Despite an agreement between the two teams, it seems that he has already turned down the opportunity for a transfer to the Premier League.
Will Frenkie De Jong move out of Barcelona?
De Jong’s choice is because he wants to remain with Barcelona. But the player’s primary objective is to be a part of a team that is successful in the UEFA Champions League.
It is possible that Manchester United will not be able to complete the transaction because of this issue. The Red Devils are contemplating offering de Jong a lucrative contract to get him to Old Trafford over the next summer.
It remains to be seen whether they will be able to close the sale at the price that was reported in the English news, which is just sixty million euros.