Barcelona have dropped big Frenkie De Jong hint as Manchester United press and hope to complete a move in the coming days.
Manchester United’s top summer transfer objective is Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona.
Barcelona defeated Inter Miami on Tuesday night with a brilliant preseason performance. With goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphinha, Ansu Fati, Gavi, Memphis Depay, and Ousmane Dembele, the Catalan giants triumphed 6-0.
But by playing Frenkie de Jong at center back amid Manchester United transfer rumors, they’ve given away that they won’t be able to fit the Netherlands international this year.
Manchester United have spent all summer long chasing Frenkie De Jong and the English premier league club believe that he will surely change his mind.
Frenkie De Jong want to stay at Barcelona, he loved the city and everything about the club, but Barcelona want to force him to leave.
Although they have agreed to a cost with Barcelona for the Netherlands international, which is said to be initially worth £63 million, they are still having trouble closing the transaction.
Barcelona and Inter Miami squared battle on Tuesday night in America.
In the place of Gerard Pique, De Jong was used as a center defender together with Ronald Araujo and Oscar Hernandez.
Obviously, this is just the preseason. Given the magnitude of these fixtures, it is still too early to draw any conclusions from them.
But it’s intriguing that De Jong, one of the finest midfielders on the globe, was used in an offensive position.
It’s a clear message to him to leave the club this summer, Frenkie De Jong is not a defender, but he came on as one and I believe that he is unhappy.
Let’s see what happens in the coming days, if he will change his mind to join Manchester United or not.