Barcelona ‘reject Manchester United’s improved £56m provide for Frenkie de Jong’ because it nonetheless falls under the Spanish membership’s valuation… with Nou Camp chiefs ‘trying to recoup the £65m they spent to signal him from Ajax’
- Manchester United are nonetheless but to agree a price with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong
- New Crimson Devils boss Erik ten Hag needs to reunite with the participant this summer time
- Studies in Spain recommend United just lately elevated their provide to £56million
- Nevertheless, Barca have made it clear they’ll solely promote De Jong for £65million
- The Spanish outfit are eager to recoup the price they spent on him again in 2019
De Jong has emerged as certainly one of United’s prime switch targets this summer time, with new boss Erik ten Hag eager to deliver the previous Ajax midfielder to Outdated Trafford.
Crimson Devils CEO Richard Arnold just lately confirmed the membership’s plans to signal him in a secretly-recorded dialog with supporters in a Cheshire pub, the place he insisted cash is ‘not a consideration’ as they go about bolstering Ten Hag’s squad.
Manchester United are nonetheless falling wanting Barcelona’s asking worth for Frenkie de Jong
Although in accordance with Spanish publication Marca, United are nonetheless but to achieve an settlement with Barca after seeing their newest £56million provide rejected.
Arnold and Co are mentioned to have first come up brief with a proposal of £51million plus £17million in add-ons, earlier than growing their bid to £56million outright.
Nevertheless, Barca need to recoup the £65million they paid to signal De Jong from Ajax in 2019 upfront, that means United are nonetheless £8million wanting their valuation.
The Spanish membership are at present coping with monetary issues behind the scenes, that means they’re open to a sale for the correct worth.
Erik ten Hag has pinpointed his former participant as a prime goal at Outdated Trafford this summer time
Ten Hag and De Jong beforehand labored collectively at Ajax, profitable the Dutch title in 2018/19
United, conscious of these financial constraints, have been making an attempt to drive the worth down as a lot as potential, however regardless of their woes Barca are in no hurry to promote.
It’s believed offloading De Jong won’t have any influence on their reported pursuit of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, nor their requirement to fall inside Spain’s Monetary Honest Play regulation of spending 70 per cent of their total revenue.
In consequence, they’re nonetheless holding out for United to satisfy their £65million valuation in full earlier than permitting them to enter discussions with the participant and his representatives.
However United are falling wanting Barca’s £65million asking worth, which the Spanish membership need to recoup after paying it to signal De Jong in 2019
De Jong, who nonetheless has 4 years to run on his contract on the Nou Camp, has made 140 appearances for Barca, scoring 13 objectives and profitable the Copa del Rey.
He beforehand labored alongside Ten Hag at Ajax, the place they claimed the Dutch title and got here inside seconds of reaching the Champions League ultimate in 2019.
The 25-year-old is just not the one participant on Ten Hag’s radar, however, as studies recommend United are additionally closing in on the signing of present Ajax winger Antony.