De Jong, 25 years old midfield maestro, has been on the radar of Manchester United as they search for a new midfielder. According to reports, he does not want to transfer from Camp Nou to Old Trafford despite an €85 million agreement between the two teams. Manchester United has had difficulty signing Dutch superstar Frenkie de Jong this summer, according to two high-ranking executives at the Camp Nou.
De Jong is still a member of Barcelona’s roster, but for how much longer? Fans are set to wager on soccer bets and NFL bets for the coming seasons, and more signings mean a lot of team strength, which would be double motivation, to the team and fans.
Throughout Barcelona’s preseason tour of the United States, Frenkie de Jong trained with the first squad.
United acquired Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez this summer, but Erik ten Hag prefers De Jong. The United boss knows him from their time at Ajax together, and Barcelona has done nothing to retain him.
Manchester United Not Giving Up
The Dutch midfielder has been on Manchester United’s search list for some time. United’s CEO Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough departed the city of Catalonia without a deal to sign De Jong last week. They had been attempting to consummate a contract for several days.
The Blaugrana are seeking approximately €100 million for De Jong and Memphis, two Dutch superstars. During their tour of the United States, manager Xavi Hernandez will likely speak with them about leaving.
Erik ten Hag stated that De Jong was his first summer objective, and United and Barcelona agreed on a €55 million transfer cost two weeks ago. As part of his 2020 contract renewal, De Jong decided to defer a portion of his compensation. This has delayed the agreement.
The two clubs have agreed on a transfer fee of £56.2 million, and United will not back out of the deal even if they cannot complete the transfer. Although Barcelona has stated publicly that he is not for sale, the club is open to his departure.
United believes an agreement is stalled because De Jong still owes £17 million in deferred payments. De Jong insulted Barcelona by liking an Instagram post critical of the club’s treatment of him.
Is Barcelona Ungrateful?
Barcelona has had financial issues for some time, and Covid-19 worsened matters. De Jong reduced his salary to assist the team during the pandemic. He promised to repay the money over the next two seasons, so if he were to leave this summer, he would still be obligated to pay it back.
Depay, who scored 12 goals in La Liga in the previous season, seemed only interested in joining a Champions League club. Following the acquisitions of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this week and Raphinha from Leeds United earlier this month, the 28-year-old attacker may see less playing time.
United must observe him train with Barcelona for the time being. He will play for Barcelona against Inter Miami this week. Here are five lessons learned during the Catalan club’s training session.
Frenkie de Jong, a standout player for Barcelona, has informed the club that he is willing to accept a pay cut to remain at the Nou Camp. The Dutch international remains the top transfer target for Manchester United. Even though it has been discussed for months, it is still uncertain whether he will finish up at Old Trafford.
Barcelona is Not Ready to Let Go Yet
Since he met with United’s executives, De Jong has been on a preseason tour with Barcelona. Thus, the transfer saga will continue. Saturday night, Barcelona president Joan Laporta discussed the transaction.
Barcelona owes De Jong an enormous £17 million in postponed payments due to the Dutch international’s decision to take a wage cut immediately following the coronavirus outbreak in March of 2020.
But they informed the player that he must reduce his salary if he wishes to remain in Catalonia, even if they owe him money.
Frenkie de Jong is our player, and we like him a lot, Laporta told ESPN. “We have offers for Frenkie, but we have yet to accept them because we want to meet with him and determine precisely what he desires. We must elaborate on what is happening with him “. According to Laporta.
Some believe that if De Jong must leave Barcelona, he will only join Chelsea because he does not wish to play for Manchester United.
The central midfielder seems as content and unruffled as he has during this over two-month-long transfer saga. He will start the upcoming friendly between Xavi’s club and Inter Miami.