The Red Devils pursued the Dutch player for most of the transfer window before the 2022/23 season. Man United agreed to pay a fee of 85 million euros to Barcelona, but could not convince De Jong to move to the Premier League.
This player is regularly present in the first team under Xavi Hernandez. He contributed greatly to helping Barca win the La Liga championship despite many difficulties. Currently, the Dutch midfielder is still an important factor for the Catalan club.
There was information that the Red Devils would return to carry out the De Jong deal in the summer of 2023, but in the end, no agreement happened. In fact, the home team at Camp Nou has the opportunity to earn a large amount of money from De Jong.
Specifically, President Joan Laporta confirmed: “We had the opportunity to sell Frenkie de Jong for 100 million euros.
Ultimately, we did not want to accept the offer so that the team’s strength would not be reduced because Frenkie is a key player.”
Without De Jong, Man Utd brought in Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat to refresh the midfield.
Tieu Lam | 18:12 October 21, 2023