Manchester United fans must be growing frustrated with the long running transfer saga involving the Red Devils and Frenkie de Jong now. The Barcelona midfielder appears to be one of Erik ten Hag’s top targets this summer but till now, the club have not managed to make a breakthrough in their quest to sign the Dutch international.
De Jong had shined under the management of Ten Hag during their time together at Ajax and it got him a move to Barcelona. Things have not quite gone as well as expected at Camp Nou though.
De Jong’s development has stalled to a certain extent and he has not become one of the best midfielders in all of Europe, like many had believed he would become at Barcelona. Now, it feels like the club are very open to the idea of him leaving, as Xavi looks to rebuild and take them back to the top of European football.
De Jong himself does not seem to be keen on a move away from Barcelona though. As reported by GIVEMESPORT, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said about the situation:
"“As of today, I’m told that it’s still the same situation. He wants to continue at Barcelona. He loves the city, the club, everything about Barcelona, so he doesn’t want to leave. The situation is pretty clear on Frenkie’s side.”"
Situation does not seem to have changed in Manchester United’s chase to sign De Jong from Barcelona
De Jong has not seemed keen to leave Barcelona this summer as it is believed to be his dream club. At the same time, rumours have suggested that there are some issues over unpaid wages as well.
No matter what the case, the longer this saga drags on, the more difficult it will become for Manchester United.
The Red Devils need urgent reinforcements in the middle of the park and they cannot afford to wait the entire transfer window for De Jong to make a decision about his future.
A move to Manchester United and reuniting with De Jong makes a lot of sense on paper for the Dutch international, but at the same time, it is not hard to understand why he might be reluctant to make the move. The Red Devils have not won a single piece of silverware in five seasons and do not even have Champions League football to offer this time around, having finished sixth in the Premier League.