Manchester United’s Offer For Frenkie de Jong

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Manchester United are still looking forward to bolstering their team by chasing after Frenkie de Jong.

Marca reported that Manchester United had presented their first bid to Barcelona for the Dutchman. The report claims Manchester United sent an offer of approximately $64 million with an additional $21 million in add-ons. The Catalan side values De Jong at almost $86 million.

While De Jong would prefer to stay at Barcelona, the club’s financial situation has backed them into a corner, and are being forced to sell some of their players. De Jong is one of the few on the team who would command a high transfer fee. In addition, Barcelona needs to reduce the wage bill in order to make new signings.

Manchester United Transfer News: de Jong Keen To Move

Despite the midfielder’s insistence on staying, he may have given a possible hint that he’s having second thoughts following comments he made after a game with the Netherlands.

“Here in the national team I have a position that suits me better,” De Jong said. “I like being the first player to receive the ball from the defenders.”

At Barcelona, he’s been used more as an interior midfielder with Sergio Busquets playing the central midfielder role. Busquets is the one who drops deep to receive the ball from the defenders.

One of the reasons De Jong isn’t so keen on joining Manchester United is because he wants to play in the Champions League. United are in the Europa League and given the stiff competition in the Premier League, they cannot guarantee they’ll be in the Champions League the season after that.

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