- Manchester United wants to sign him as soon as possible but Barça, who still do not have the offer, hope that the player will finally say ‘yes’
- Ten Hag hopes to have him ready to go to Thailand and Australia and contacts between clubs are intensifying
- Two days before the end of the financial year, the midfielder knows more and more that they want to sell him in Barcelona to make money
Manchester United has already started the pre-season and Erik ten Hag continues pulling the strings to be able to have Frenkie de Jong in his squad this season , aware that the pressure from both Barcelona and Old Trafford to accept the interest of the ‘devils reds’ is increasing.
The 25-year-old Dutch midfielder for FC Barcelona is the great obsession of the new coach of the three-time European champion (1968, 1999 and 2008), who also dreams of closing his signing as soon as possible and being able to take him to Bangkok (Thailand) for the first summer friendly against Liverpool on July 12. Later, three more ‘bowls’ in Australia from 15 to 23 before returning to Europe to face Atlético de Madrid on July 30 in Oslo (Norway).
Frenkie , who from the first moment was opposed to leaving the Camp Nou by prioritizing a project that is immersed in the Champions League , something that does not happen this season with Manchester United without the certainty that it will happen in the following campaign, must have the last word. The contacts between clubs are constant waiting for an offer that has not come to fulfill the aspirations of Barça, which is not in the business of accepting only 65 million euros, as it has been made known from Manchester.
Frenkie cost 75+11 in 2019 and there are still close to 40 million to be amortized, which forces the transfer to be somewhat higher so that at the Camp Nou be financially beneficial. Another song is the salary that would be saved in Barcelona with 19 gross ‘kilos’ stipulated this season in the contract of the 44-time international ‘oranje’.
In Can Barça they do not hide that De Jong is not an untouchable piece and they recognize that, since the young Ansu , Pedri , Araujo and Gavi are non-transferable , in deals to renew, Frenkie is the footballer with the most market to take advantage of the delicate situation club finances. That position of the Barcelona entity has reached the ears of the ’21’ Barça player, who has been resisting accepting the idea of abandoning the discipline of the team of his dreams.
However, there are two days left to close the 2021-22 financial year and although at FC Barcelona there is no urgency to transfer a footballer with a high cache to end up giving benefits since the agreement with Sixth Street for the sale of 10% of the rights of TV of LaLiga will be official today thus entering the balance, we must not rule out any movement.
United and Ten Hag press, De Jong knows it and Barça only hopes that the offer ends up adjusting to what they want and the player says yes. If not, there will be two more months left on the market with Frenkie scheduled for July 11 in Sant Joan Despí to start training.