Manchester United are finding it hard to close transfer deals to lure Frenkie de Jong and Lisandro Martinez and the latest reports are intriguing.
According to The Independent (news image provided below), Man Utd have agreed the majority of the deal, including price to sign the Dutch midfielder from FC Barcelona.
However, the Catalan side have pending amounts (wages and bonuses) to pay the 25-year-old and therefore, the move has been delayed.
In all fairness, this has been one of the most frustrating transfer sagas ever. Contrary to the UK media, the Blaugrana president, Joan Laporta, has insisted that the midfielder is not for sale.
On the other hand, Sport have recently claimed that De Jong has not negotiated anything with the Premier League side, who are yet to make contact with his representatives.
As far as the Argentine defender is concerned, Miguel Delaney has revealed that the Old Trafford outfit have moved closer to Ajax’s valuation.
We already know that the 24-year-old center-half has already agreed personal terms to move to the 20-time English champions (The Daily Record).
As per MEN, United’s priority target to improve their central defense was Spanish international, Pau Torres, but Ten Hag has prioritized Martinez and the Red Devils are pushing to get the signing done.
On Friday, Man Utd traveled to Thailand and will kick start their pre-season against arch-rivals, Liverpool, next week. A successful pre-season is extremely important for the upcoming campaign and unfortunately, we have not secured our key targets as yet.