Another day, another story linking Frenkie de Jong with a summer move to Manchester United. The update coming from Italy should delight the Old Trafford faithful.
According to a story published by Corriere dello Sport today (press image provided below), cash worth 100 million euros is expected to arrive at Barcelona, who are in a poor economic situation.
Yesterday, Barcelona sold their record signing, Philippe Coutinho, to Aston Villa for just a fee of 20 million euros with a 50% sell-on clause.
As far as De Jong is concerned, CdS claim that Man Utd have made a bid worth £68million (80 million euros) to sign the Dutch international for incoming manager, Erik ten Hag.
The renowned Italian news source have stated that the proposal is being taken seriously as the Catalan club want to improve the financial conditions.
Barca have already got rid of Coutinho’s huge wages of 23 million euros per season and they could also free 11 million euros per season (£180,000 a week) from the sale of De Jong.
The media outlet claim that after getting 100 million euros, the La Liga giants will rush to agree new contracts with key players and sign top stars.
Their dream is to lure Roberto Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, who are willing to let the legendary striker leave for 35 million euros.
Manchester United seem serious but can they get the deal over the line? Only time will tell. An hour ago, Mundo Deportivo reported that Frenkie De Jong’s priority is to play Champions League football.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds and will keep you updated.