Frankie de Jong It remains a goal of Manchester United to strengthen the team this summer. The English club has been talking to both Barcelona and the player for some time to try to close the operation, but so far it has not reached the figures that Barcelona wants. The English club has somewhat improved its first proposal. Initially offered 60 million euros plus 20 in variables. In recent contacts it has been set at 65 fixed, but Barcelona wants more.
minimum sale price
The Barça Sports Directorate has set its sights on 75 million minimum price to contemplate an offer for the footballer. That is the amount he paid at the time to Ajax for the footballer. It is the reference that Barcelona has and they do not plan to lower this figure. United is aware that Barcelona’s economic situation is not good and is pressing to get the best price.
At the Barça club they are not in a hurry either. While they are in the situation of 1/3 for the Financial Fair Play, the sale of De Jong does not make a big difference either. It is evident that They improve the problem they have with the wage billbut the sale of Dutch does not mean, for example, that it opens the doors for them to immediately bring Lewandowski.
Talk to the player
For this reason, Barcelona is still waiting for United hit the numbers which has De Jong set for sale. Something that, on the other hand, will not be immediate either. Although the offer made by the English club was accepted in Barcelona, then the part of talk to the player and see if he really wants out of the team.
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Frenkie de Jong is aware of all the commotion around him about the exit. His idea has always been to continue at Barcelona. He is at ease both in the club and in the city. However, if he sees that the Barça club invites him to go out, it’s not easy for him to stay. If they show you the door is that trust is not maximum, either by economic or sporting reasons.
The Ten Hag Factor
And this is where it appears Ten Hag figure who has already spoken with the player. De Jong knows him well because he lived through his best years under his management at Ajax. He knows that if he goes to Old Trafford he will be United’s conductor. That’s what Ten Hag told him. A seductive offer especially if what Barcelona wants is to sell him.