FC Barcelona could well give in to the advances of Manchester United, who absolutely want Frenkie de Jong.
Frankie De Jong yet said no. Arrived at FC Barcelona in 2019, the Dutch midfielder, now 25, wants to stay with the Blaugranas, despite the call from the foot of his former mentor Erik ten Haag, who wants to make it his centerpiece at Manchester United. It is ultimately the Catalan leaders who will push the Batavian prodigy towards the Red Devils.
Man United’s 2nd offer
FCB are said to be asking for 85 million euros for De Jong and have refused a first from Man United amounting to 60 million plus 10 in bonuses. Informed. According The Guardian, the English club has revised its offer upwards, to the tune of 70 million euros, before bonuses. What lead to a transfer in a few days?
Arthur sold 76 million
Frenkie de Jong could well become the 2nd biggest sale in the history of FC Barcelona behind Neymar (technically, PSG had paid the Brazilian crack’s release clause for 222 million euros in 2017). He would be ahead of Arthur, who was sold for 76 million euros in 2020.
Recruited three years ago for 75 million euros, the player trained at Willem II, so sparkling with Ajax and the Dutch selection, has become an essential player for Barça but without becoming the big boss expected by all of Camp Nou.
Bernardo Silva instead?
Barça need money before recruiting (notably Robert Lewandowski and even Bernardo Silva as a successor in midfield) and, above all, De Jong will weigh down Barça’s wage bill if he stays, since his annual salary will automatically increase from 11 to 16 million euros.
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