Barcelona’s young star, Frenkie de Jong is still rumored to be anchored to the English giants, Manchester United in the 2022 summer transfer window.
Frenkie de Jong is Manchester United’s main target in the transfer market this summer. New manager Erik ten Hag wants to bring his former men to Old Trafford.
Although so far, the negotiation process with Barcelona is still not completed. However, the Red Devils’ chances of getting De Jong are huge.
According to the latest news circulating, MU and Barcelona have almost agreed on the transfer fee for the midfielder. The ex-Ajax player’s move to MU could happen in the near future.
However, there are also parties who do not agree if Frenkie de Jong is finally in Manchester United’s uniform. Former England striker Darren Bent has said that Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong would experience a career decline if he moved to Manchester United.
This information about Frenkie de Jong’s move to Manchester United was quite surprising for Darren Bent. He doesn’t understand why the Blaugrana want to get rid of a quality player like de Jong.
“It’s surprising when you see where Barcelona are, and Manchester United are rebuilding completely,” Bent told talkSPORT.
“It’s shocking, I don’t understand why Barcelona got rid of someone of that quality. Do they need money?
“He made it clear that he wanted to stay, he called Barcelona the biggest club in the world. He seemed happy there.”
Barcelona will certainly play in the Champions League in the 2022-2023 season, while Manchester United will only compete in the Europa League. Therefore, Bent assesses De Jong’s move to Old Trafford is considered a setback.
“For Frenkie de Jong, he moved from the Champions League to the Europa League. It does seem like a step back,” he continued.
Manchester United (MU) is reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Barcelona to transport Frenkie de Jong.
United are said to have made a verbal offer for the midfielder, offering 60 million euros plus 10 million euros in addition, but Barcelona are believed to want 85 million euros.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Monday (27/6/2022), Manchester United and Barcelona hope to reach an agreement this week. While the player will return from his vacation for the next few days.
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