June 27, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Frenkie de Jong is contracted with Barcelona till 2026
  • He has been closely linked with Man Utd for a very long time 
  • De Jong joined Barcelona in 2019

Manchester Metropolis are getting ready to swoop in on the final minute to signal FC Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, who has been closely linked with Manchester United within the underway summer time window.

Metropolis are planning to supply Bernardo Silva as part of the deal for De Jong in an effort to cut back Barcelona’s asking worth for the Dutchman, reported Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

It was beforehand reported that Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has agreed to half methods along with his gifted midfielder provided that the membership brings in a perfect substitute. Xavi has demanded Barcelona to signal both Robert Lewandowski or Silva and this might work effectively in Metropolis’s favor.

Barcelona and Manchester United are in “last negotiations” within the case of De Jong’s switch, in keeping with Sports activities Witness. 

The Camp Nou aspect will not be budging with their asking worth of $104 million for De Jong however Manchester United will not be keen to pay greater than $83 million, together with the preliminary price and add-ons. As well as, the Outdated Trafford aspect has threatened to finish negotiations if they cannot attain an settlement that fits all events concerned and has made it clear they won’t pay something close to $104 million, in keeping with The SPORT. 

That is contradicting a current report that recommended Barcelona had lastly agreed to scale back De Jong’s worth.

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In the summertime of 2019, Barcelona defeated the likes of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Manchester Metropolis and United within the race to signal De Jong from Ajax. The Catalans had paid round $78 million to safe the Dutch midfielder, who has been an everyday at Barcelona since then.

Lionel Messi with Frenkie de Jong throughout a Barcelona recreation Photograph: AFP / Marco BERTORELLO

A transfer to Manchester United would see De Jong reunite along with his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, who has begun his stint because the Crimson Devils’ head coach. 

De Jong, who’s contracted with Barcelona till 2026, netted 4 objectives and 6 assists in 46 appearances for the Catalans final season in all competitions. In three full seasons at Barca, De Jong has clocked 140 appearances, scoring 13 objectives and offering 17 assists.

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