Manchester United Frenkie de Jong Pursuit Has “Some Way to Run” As Other Options Considered

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Manchester United’s Frenkie de Jong Pursuit has “some way to run”, according to the Athletic. The two sides are struggling to meet a valuation that works for both parties. Manchester United made an opening bid of €60m plus €10m add-ons, which was rejected by Barcelona.

Manchester United have started looking at other options, including offering a deal for free agent Christian Eriksen. 

Manchester United Pursuit of Frenkie de Jong Not Close to Finish

Dutchman Still Quiet Over Future

It has been reported that the Dutchman is now open to a move to Manchester and a reacquaintance with former Ajax boss, Erik ten Hag. This was originally seen as the largest obstacle in the transfer saga, however an agreement on price now remains the main focus.

In an interview after Netherlands’ Nations League match this week, the midfielder said he can’t say anything about his prospective summer move, leaving both Barcelona and Manchester United fans in the dark about his whereabouts next season.

But, as per another update by Fabrizio Romano, the deal is still stuck since Barcelona will not accept less than 85 million euros for the player. De Jong is remaining silent and is not revealing anything about his future.

 

Two Clubs That Need a Completed Deal

Both Barcelona and Manchester United want a positive deal to go through. Barcelona need money through the door this summer. The club’s financial problems have been well documented and Manchester United are acutely aware they will want a deal to be completed quickly.

The Red Devils have needs of their own. A highly underachieving sixth-place finish, many outgoings and a new, determined manager have paved the way for an exciting summer ahead at Old Trafford but there is yet a deal to be made. Manchester United have made an offer for free agent Christian Eriksen, but their focus and priority remains De Jong. Manchester United want to bring in a raft of players including a striker, a centre back and potentially a right back but are unlikely to make any moves until the Frenkie de Jong transfer has been completed.