UNITED have reached a full agreement over a fee with Barcelona for the potential transfer of Frenkie de Jong .
But with the midfielder happy at the Nou Camp, it’s still uncertain whether or not he’ll make the move to Old Trafford.
The Netherlands international is Erik ten Hag’s top target at Old Trafford. However, there’s still no guarantee a move will take place.
Barcelona are ready to leave Frenkie de Jong out of their squad for their pre-season tour if he turns down a move to Manchester United,
Now, Catalan newspaper Sport have claimed De Jong will potentially be left out of Barcelona’s squad for their upcoming pre-season tour if he chooses to stay put.
The European giants feel De Jong simply ‘must’ accept the offer due to their desire to get him off the books for financial reasons.
The Dutchman might have no choice but to leave Spain after the latest update from Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Erik ten Hag’s chances of reuniting with the 25-year-old have recently received a huge boost, according to a Spanish news source, as Barca has asked De Jong to leave the club this summer.
The reason being is that the midfielder’s departure from Camp Nou would save up approximately €30-35 million on the club’s pay line.
Should United complete the deal for the Dutch star, the Premier League club will pay a total of €85m to the Catalan club. That is broken down into an initial fee of around €75m plus add-ons, which will be accumulated over time through performances.
De Jong, on the other hand, thinks he is “between a rock and a hard place” after learning of this development. But this will be excellent news for Man United, ten Hag, and the club’s fans, as the long-wait appears to be coming to an end.