Frenkie de Jong’s future is up in the air.
The Dutchman wants to stay at Barcelona and Barcelona want him to stay. But if a big-money offer comes in for him they would consider a sale according to Diario Sport.
And Manchester United seem to be best-placed to do so. They’ve just appointed Erik ten Hag, who worked with De Jong at Ajax and is keen on a reunion.
Barcelona’s asking price for De Jong is said to be €100m but United will only go as high as €80m – that’s a figure that will give Barcelona some pause for thought.
A potential issue, however, is the fact that De Jong is determined to play Champions League football next season with or without Barcelona. And United can’t offer it – they’ll be playing either Europa League or Europa Conference League football in 2022/23.
De Jong joined Barcelona from Ajax in the summer of 2019.