Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United has been a seemingly never-ending saga. What perhaps makes it even more frustrating for supporters of the Red Devils are the numerous false confirmations that have kept popping up.
The bottom-line has always hovered somewhere around Barcelona’s uncertainty and the player’s full wish to not leave Camp Nou.
Now, there is a concrete update regarding one of those things.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the latest round of negotiations between Barcelona and Manchester United has resulted in a full agreement. The two clubs appear to have finally hammered out a deal for the player after prolonged negotiation.
Romano reports that United and Barcelona value the deal at €75 million plus add-ons with the total package believed to be €85 million.
However, United supporters need not celebrate this just yet given that personal terms with the player are yet to be agreed upon. De Jong’s stance remains the same as has been reported in the recent past, with the youngster committed to staying on with the Catalan giants.
This certainly creates a very uncomfortable deadlock for all parties involved. Erik ten Hag is clearly adamant about securing the services of the 25-year-old who is believed to be at the heart of his rebuilding project at Old Trafford.
Barca for their part need the financial gains from selling the midfielder and easing their wage bill in order to remain in a non-precarious place with regard to their account books.
Having said that, players have been convinced of a rebuild project in the past and it will be interesting to see if this saga truly has any more twists and turns.