Mercato – Man United met le paquet, le Barça va éjecter De Jong

Determined to recruit Frenkie de Jong, Manchester United returned to the charge with a second offer very close to the requirements of FC Barcelona. This time, the Catalan club has a good chance of giving in despite the reluctance of its midfielder.

It is one of the soap operas of this summer transfer window. As part of the renewal desired by its new manager Erik ten Hag, Manchester United has made Frenkie de Jong its top priority. The Dutch coach has even blocked all the other files pending the signing of the FC Barcelona midfielder. And too bad if the discussions have been dragging on for a few weeks. The Premier League resident has indeed sent a first offer, rejected by Barça who are waiting for 80 M€ for the transfer of their Dutch international.

Determined, the Mancunian club has therefore revised its proposal upwards, announces the Daily Mail, which now evokes an offer of up to 75 M €, plus 5 M € bonus. Suffice to say that Manchester United have come considerably closer to the amount claimed. Barça will find it difficult to decline this proposal, especially when we know their economic situation. For several months, the vice-champion of Spain has been experiencing a serious crisis and has been forced to sell to reduce his payroll and finance his ambitious recruitment.

A great loss for Xavi

This is why Frenkie de Jong is not retained, despite the will of the principal concerned. Indeed, the former Ajax Amsterdam player, who worked under Erik ten Hag, has already indicated on several occasions that he wants to stay at Barcelona. The Blaugrana coach Xavi also wants to keep the one he considers a centerpiece for the next few years. But the club’s financial obligations forced him to accept the probable departure of his executive, a time coveted by Paris Saint-Germain.

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