MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly satisfied that Barcelona are making an attempt to drive up the worth for Frenkie de Jong.
The Dutch midfielder is a long-term goal for the Crimson Devils after they tried to signal him through the summer season transfer window.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has stated that De Jong is “non-transferable”, in accordance to Sport.
However the report means that it’s a tactic so as to elevate his worth forward of a possible sale of the participant.
This season, the midfielder has made 17 appearances for Barcelona, scoring twice and helping one aim.
De Jong is believed to have advised Crimson Devils boss Erik ten Hag that he was completely satisfied to transfer to Outdated Trafford.
However a transfer failed to materialise in the summertime because the 25-year-old refused to go away the membership due to his deferred wages.
De Jong took a pay minimize so as to assist Barcelona’s monetary disaster, and he’s nonetheless owed £17 million by the La Liga membership.
In the summertime, United have been prepared to pay up to £60m for the midfielder however after failing to pull off the transfer, they opted for Actual Madrid star Casemiro.
Nonetheless, it’s thought that United are nonetheless very a lot excited by signing him.
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They reportedly need to pair him with Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham in a £200m splurge to reinvent their midfield.
Though the transfer are extra probably to occur within the transfer window subsequent summer season.