Frenkie de Jong’s future continues to dominate the rumor mill while the Dutch midfielder is busy enjoying his holiday in the United States.Diario Sport are reporting that Barcelona and Manchester United are closer to agreeing a fee for the 25-year-old. The “deal would be for around 80 million euros” and the Red Devils think they can seal the transfer before the end of the month.
Of course it’s not quite as easy as all that. Frenkie De Jong still needs to give his approval to the operation and agree a salary with Man Utd. And that’s where it all gets a bit tricky. De Jong said once again before he left for his holiday that he doesn’t want to leave Barcelona. Therefore it seems he didn’t change his mind at all.
Cadena SER reckon “the player’s intention is clear: he does not want to leave” and his ambition is to stay and “have a successful Barça career.”
Quite what will happen if Barcelona and United end up agreeing a fee for the midfielder remains to be seen.
De Jong has made his feelings clear on several occasions that he wants to be playing for Barca and not United next season and his stance doesn’t seem to have changed despite all the rumors.