There have been some developments regarding the de Jong transfer saga as the final offer by United could be accepted. Ten Hag is keen on securing the services of the Dutch international this summer despite being rejected previously.
The gaffer has not given up on the pursuit of the player and hopes to land him at Old Trafford. However, de Jong does not seem too pleased with the club’s project and isn’t keen on playing Europa League football.
With weeks to go before the window concludes, United believes their final offer will be accepted by the Blaugrana outfit. The Red Devils boss wants to strengthen the squad’s midfield area before the next season gets underway.
Manchester United to prepare final offer for de Jong
Manchester United are set to place a new improved offer which could be the final offer for the midfielder. As per the new improved offer, the player will receive £ 450,000 a week at the Theatre of Dreams next season.
United are willing to pay the bonuses, and loyalty fees to de Jong if he dons the Red Devils outfit. Moreover, Barcelona were unable to pay on the same front and instead have asked him to take a pay cut.
United are doing everything possible to snap up the services of the midfielder to bolster the squad for next season. However, Barcelona president, Joan Laporta expressed his desire to keep the player for the rest of the season.
“The first thing to say is we want Frenkie to stay at Barcelona and he wants to stay”.
“All we are doing with Frenkie is the same as the rest of the squad. But we can’t force him to take a pay cut.
It’s his decision”.
It has been a 13-week-long transfer saga and it could further develop in the coming weeks into something fruitful. It remains to be seen if de Jong prefers a move to United or ends up staying with Barcelona.
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