Despite being closely linked to the Netherlands international for several week, the Red Devils have not yet secured the playmaker’s signing.
Although the winners of the 20-time league have reached an agreement for PS72m (EUR85m) with their European counterparts, negotiating personal terms has proved difficult. After further negotiations,
Manchester have reached a complete agreement with Barcelona regarding Frenkie de Jong. Package worth EUR85m. Additional fees of EUR75m are guaranteed. ??? #MUFC
Personal terms are still an issue – Frenkie is determined to keep Barcelona his priority. pic.twitter.com/aTYnV3cHkP
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 14, 2022
That could all be set to change though. Recent reports claim that the ex-Ajax midfielder told his Barcelona teammates that he could end up moving to Manchester United.
This is according to Sport in Spain, who claims that De Jong may have realized that the Nou Camp is not the right place for him long-term.
It is not surprising that De Jong feels ‘angry’ at his employers. He feels like he has been forced out of the club. This could give United, who had been eager to sign him, a huge boost.
Former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is not the only club interested in De Jong. Premier League rivals Chelsea are also believed to be interested in bringing De Jong to England’s top flight.
It remains to be seen if the Blues will win United to De Jong’s signing, but one thing is certain, the Blues are still likely to make De Jong’s transfer from Barcelona, even though there are only two weeks remaining in the window.