MU has just had the opening match of the English Premier League season, losing to Brighton 1-2 at Old Trafford. In particular, the central midfielders Scott McTominay and Fred played too poorly, prompting the British press to urge the “Red Devils” to step up the recruitment of Frenkie de Jong to rescue the difficult season ahead.
Frenkie de Jong will become a blockbuster contract to MU?
Former player Roy Keane also assessed: “MU should spend a lot more money on coach Erik ten Hag. He needs to strengthen his forces, especially in the midfield. McTominay and Fred can’t help MU.”
Meanwhile, the weakness of this area has really been seen by coach Erik ten Hag since he took over as a coach at MU and offered to buy midfielder Frenkie de Jong to strengthen. However, despite the news that the “Red Devils” have agreed to pay a transfer fee of more than 70 million euros and value-added surcharges of nearly 15 million euros, and even willing to pay 20 million euros in salary. Barcelona still owes this player, but the Dutchman has not yet agreed to part with the Catalan team.
Besides MU, Chelsea club is also interested in recruiting Frenkie de Jong. In the meantime, Barcelona also need to sell this star to reduce the salary fund to register the number of newly recruited players such as strikers Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha. According to Marca, MU is returning to negotiations with Barcelona to resolve this deal as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, coach Xavi admitted: “I don’t know what will happen to Frenkie de Jong. Anything until August 31 is possible. He knows what I and the club need right now. I’ll also take him into account in the unlikely event.” And Barcelona president Joan Laporta also hinted: “Frenkie de Jong is now our player. We want him to stay, and he wants that too. But first, there must be an agreement on the club’s new salary. Frenkie de Jong himself knows the state of the club very well.”
This development shows that Frenkie de Jong is in a rather difficult situation at Barcelona when he wants to stay but is forced to suffer a lot of financial problems, while MU needs him very much and is willing to spend big money to pay for it. jointly solve salary problems. Most likely, in the next few weeks, the “Red Devils” team of Manchester will do whatever it takes to complete the deal because coach Erik ten Hag needs to strengthen the midfield more than the story of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.