The Frenkie de Jong transfer saga has been one of the longest-running of this summer transfer window. The standoff between Manchester United and Barcelona has been as drawn out as possible with neither club wanting to flinch first in negotiations for the player.
The latest update on the situation from Fabrizio Romano is a positive one for fans of the Manchester side as he reports that: “Manchester United are getting closer to agreeing a fee with Barcelona for de Jong for €65 million plus add-ons… since yesterday afternoon. Full package will be around €85 million, as reported yesterday after direct talks. NO update as of now. New talks will take place today/this week.”
Manchester United are getting closer to agreeing fee with Barcelona for de Jong for €65m plus add-ons… since yesterday afternoon.
Full package will be around €85m, as reported yesterday after direct talks.
NO update as of now. New talks will take place today/this week. https://t.co/XqrFAnXAQp
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2022
Manchester United Inching Closer to Securing Frenkie de Jong
Time to Move
As we move towards July, both clubs realise it is time to get a move on. The Spanish giants are linked with a lot of players this off-season but they need money to make those moves happen, that money had to come from this sale which has seen them draw out negotiations to wring as much money as possible from the Red Devils.
The Catalan club are well aware of just how much Erik ten Hag wants to reunite with the former Ajax midfielder and have been patient, but now is the time to get money in if they are to make any substation moves in this transfer window.
Major Price Tag
The 25-year-old is going to come with a massive fee of €85 million as well as the distinction of being the first major signing of the Ten Hag era. The pressure will be on the Dutch international to produce the goods on the pitch, especially when negotiations to sign him took up an entire month of the club’s transfer windows.
With so much money going towards De Jong it will be interesting to see how much cash Manchester United have left to chase other targets this window.