Barcelona have asked Frenkie de Jong toi accept Man Utd’s offer in order to improve the club’s financial situation. However, the Dutchman’s agent has made it clear to the English club that he wants to stay and Barcelona are threatening to leave him out of the USA tour as punishment.
Barcelona and Frenkie de Jong are still not on the same page. The club want to sell him for 85 million euros in order to boost the club’s finances, meet Financial Fair Play rules and register new players. The board have already told De Jong they want him to leave.
However, the Dutch midfielder does not want to leave the Camp Nou under any concept. The main reason is his family’s stability in the Catalan capital and the fact he does not feel connected to Man Utd’s style of play and the Premier League.
Therefore, his agent, Ali Dursun, once again met with Man Utd CEO Richard Arnold and director of footall John Murtough to once again turn down the Red Devils’ offer. This is according to ‘Sport’. The agent told United that the player wants to stay at Barca.
De Jong himself does not want to know anything about the pressure applied by Barca and Dursun asked the Man Utd to stop insisting and to stop wasting time because the agent’s posture is none other than to stay in Spain.
The Catalans are insisting the player accepts Man Utd’s proposal and they have put a deadline for this operation to be completed.
Those 85 million euros and the saving of the signing of the ’21’ would be perfect for Joan Laporta and his aim to stop signing Lewandowski. In addition, the sale could start registering Kessie, Christensen, Raphinha and Sergi Roberto. On the other hand, Barca are now thinking of formulas to put pressure on the midfielder to leave.
It is for that reason that the Catalan side are thinking of letting De Jong leave without the North American leaving in pre-season where he will play four pre-season matches against Inter Miami, New York Red Bulls, Juventus and Real Madrid.