May 22, 2024


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Manchester United transfer target to travel on Barcelona pre-season tour


Barcelona midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong (Getty Images)

Barcelona midfielder and Manchester United transfer goal Frenkie de Jong (Getty Illustrations or photos)

Frenkie de Jong has been included in Barcelona’s squad for their pre-period tour of the United States even with his transfer to Manchester United remaining unresolved.

De Jong is Erik 10 Hag’s precedence transfer target this summertime and United have struck an preliminary €75m (£63.5m) offer with Barcelona, with a additional €10m (£8.5m) in insert-ons.

Senior United officials travelled to Catalonia before this week to finalise a deal with Barcelona but the go is now held up due to contractual troubles.

De Jong is recognized to be owed all around £17m in deferred wages and is reluctant to depart Camp Nou just before reaching an agreement on their payment.

Barcelona have told De Jong that he has to go away this summer months in purchase for the club to be ready to equilibrium their wage bill.

Robert Lewandowski is anticipated to undergo a clinical with Barcelona this weekend in advance of his move from Bayern Munich, though Raphinha’s £55m offer to Camp Nou was completed on Friday.

That is despite Barcelona amassing debts of €1.3bn and likely challenges registering Lewandowksi, Raphinha and fellow new signings Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen owing to La Liga’s economic fair perform polices.

Barcelona officials have sought to ease the money stress on the club by offering of 10 for each cent of their televison legal rights for the subsequent 25 several years.

The sale of De Jong would assistance more, but the 25-yr-outdated will travel with the rest of Xavi’s squad to the United States for pre-time friendlies versus Inter Miami, Barcelona, Juventus and New York Pink Bulls.

Other players that Barcelona are also keen to offer will not travel, such as Martin Braithwaite, Riqui Puig, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza.


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