Man United’s summer time home windows are inclined to revolve round a chase for one participant that solely actually forces their switch charge upwards, and this yr it’s Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong who’s attracting curiosity.
We’re seeing day by day updates which counsel a deal is both fairly shut or not shut in any respect, and the newest from Fabrizio Romano signifies that there’s loads that might want to change earlier than this occurs:
Manchester United and Barcelona have been in direct contact right this moment for Frenkie de Jong. Nonetheless no settlement on the charge, as Barça instructed Man Utd they gained’t promote FdJ for lower than €86m. ??? #MUFC
Barcelona need full charge assured, additionally due to La Liga guidelines to reinvest cash. pic.twitter.com/n6WBFk5Uxy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2022
The general switch charge of €86m is at all times going to be a sticking level as a result of it’s a serious outlay, particularly when United have finished a poor job of bringing in charges when their gamers truly transfer on.
The opposite impediment is the truth that Barca need the entire charge to be assured somewhat than having the potential for add-ons and bonuses. If that’s a dealbreaker, then it means United will have to be fully sure that the Dutchman is the participant that they wish to blow nearly all of their finances on.
Targetting de Jong does make a whole lot of sense when you think about their play from final season. United have loads of expertise on the top-end of the pitch, however they struggled to seek out anybody who might transfer across the pitch whereas linking the assault and defence, so it led to a totally disjointed strategy that grew to become straightforward to play in opposition to.
At this stage, it does appear to be Barca are prepared to let him go, however United might want to pay some huge cash to make it occur.