Manchester United hopes to reach a lower agreement with FC Barcelona for the transfer of Frenkie de Jong, below 50 million pounds, 58.5 million euros to change. This was stated by Mailonline, while revealing that the idea of the new coach of the ‘red devils’, Erik ten Hag, is to turn the Dutch international into Paul Pogba’s replacement once the departure of the French midfielder from United has been officially confirmed.
The information highlighted that De Jong is “main objective” of Manchester United. However, he warned that to make this arrival a reality, Ten Hag must first use his power of seduction, since this week the footballer azulgrana declared. At the same time, he was concentrated with the ‘oranje’ team, and his plans included “staying” in the club of his “dreams”, Barça. In addition to Pogba, Ten Hag will lose Jess Lingard this summer, so he needs to reinforce the wide zone with players he fully trusts. De Jong performed at his best level, precisely, when he coincided with Ten Hag at Ajax, a progression that in 2019 led Barcelona to pay 75 million plus another eleven in variables for the transfer of a footballer who, then, was called to mark an era at Camp Nou.
From the information from England, Manchester United seems willing to take advantage of the state of financial need that Barça is going through to try to take Frenkie de Jong at a bargain price. According to their forecasts, Mailonline noted, Manchester United is confident of sealing a reduced-price deal of 50 million pounds. In this context, it is easier to understand the great anger of the president of Barça, Joan Laporta, due to the continuous comments of the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, repeatedly warning about the terrible economic health of the Barça club. Those comments, naturally, also reach Manchester. An ideal argument is to tighten pressure in a negotiation.