The market is going by and Frenkie de Jong is on his way to becoming one of the summer’s soap operas. Manchester United are the main interested parties in signing him as they have shown with their various offers.
The Dutchman’s aim has always been clear andthat has always been none other than to remain in the team. Despite the fact that he has not had a good year, the midfielder wants to do everything possible to make it difficult for Xavi when it comes to distributing playing time.
However, this has not allowed both clubs to start working on the deal. According to the ‘Onze’ programme on ‘Esports3’, the agreement between Manchester and Barcelona is a reality and only a few more details are missing.
After successive offers, the Red Devils and FC Barcelona finally came to an understanding and settled on a figure of 85 million euros between fixed and variable payments. Neither the almost 100 that the ‘Cule’ club wanted to pay nor the 60 that the English side offered.
However, there is still one crucial aspect missing in this particular negotiation: the player’s decision. Something that does not seem to be easy, as despite Ten Hag’s keen interest, the Dutchman wants to remain at Barcelona for the 2022-2023 season.
It is impossible to deny the evidence. And, according to ‘Jijantes’, two Manchester United officials met with members of the ‘Cule’ boardto continue completing the last details of the negotiation.
Everything seems to indicate that the Frenkie soap opera is in its final stages. However, in football and transfers, nothing can be taken for granted. Everything can change from one day to the next.