Frenkie de Jong to be sold to Manchester United within 20 days

It’s been hard to judge Frenkie de Jong since his arrival at Barcelona as a result of the chaotic teams in which he’s played. Yet it appears the club have made that judgement.

According to Gerard Romero, who broke the news on his Twitch show Jijantes FC, de Jong is on his way out of Barcelona and will be gone before the end of the league season. His destination is thought to be Manchester United.

Romero gave the transfer a 95% chance of happening and said that the fee wold likely be between €70 and €80m. Barcelona made the signing for €86m back in 2019, meaning this would be yet another player they would be taking a loss on.

However given the financial worries at the club, it’s a necessity – the decision to sell de Jong is a purely financial one in Romero’s words. The Dutchman is a highly saleable asset and by all accounts, yet to meet his potential.

It would reunite de Jong with his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, while Barcelona would still have Gavi, Pedri, Sergio Busquets and seemingly Frank Kessie to fill their midfield with.

Across the three seasons de Jong has been at the club, he has always been a starter under four different managers, racking up 138 appearances, 13 goals and 17 assists.

Even in light of the economic problems, this would be a far from ideal solution for Barcelona. Although it’s been in fleeting moments, de Jong has shown a wide array of abilities, performing several different roles in his time at Camp Nou. At 24, it’s likely his best years are also right in front of him.

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  1. I had some hopes after beating Atletico, Real and reaching quarters in UEL.
    But, then disaster came back! Worse than I could imagine.
    Got beaten by 2 relegations teams at home and humiliated by Eintracht. Then showing a horror play in all following games. After international break everything seemed to crash into pieces.
    Now, after spending a whole bag of money on Torres, money that could have been used to get Haaland, we need to sell Frenkie too.
    Busquests is almost retired. How the hell they want to play? With who? Gavi? He is just a mad chihuahua, he is no match for Barca now and maybe never. Pedri is very much injured.
    The attack is an absolutely disaster in past 2 months. If we loose Frankie, and again on less than payed for him, the disaster is complete and next year could be as bad as this one.
    Sell also Araujo and we can close the club.

  2. My take instead of selling Frankie, Depay has no business in the Barca team. He doesn’t have the stuff for this great team. Sell Memphis please else we regret our actions. Laporte doesn’t believe in quality players but only free agents to save money. I agree Barca has issues because of Matthews stupidity but we should look for sponsors to buy quality players.

  3. Don’t sell de jong for Manchester United.nobody can play is role in that team if he leaves cos Sergio is about to retire

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