Manchester United is still interested in signing Frenkie de Jong to boost their squad.
Marca noted that Man Utd had introduced their 1st bid to Barca for the Dutchman. Man Utd reportedly made an offer of about $64 million plus an extra $21 million in add-ons, according to the source. De Jong is worth around $86 million to the Catalan club.
Although De Jong would rather remain with Barcelona, the team’s financial woes have prompted a sell-off of key players. Among the few players on the club worthy of a hefty transfer, the cost is de Jong. Also, to bring in new players, Barcelona has to cut its pay expenditure.
Manchester United Transfer News: de Jong Keen To Move
The midfielder said that he was staying, but claims he made after just a match against the Netherlands suggested otherwise.
“I have a role that fits me better here with the national squad,” De Jong stated. I like taking the ball away from the defenders as quickly as possible.
Rather than playing in the center midfield position, where Sergio Busquets excels, he has been utilized more as an inside midfielder for Barcelona. Busquets is also the one who dives deep to collect the ball from opponents.
De Jong is hesitant to join Manchester United in part because he desires to win the Champions League. Utd will be in the Europa League as well as offered the strong competition inside this Premier League, they could indeed guarantee those who be from the Champions League the summer afterward when.