Manchester United are about to complete the deal for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
De Jong is said to have been unimpressed by the way his time at Camp Nou has gone and is interested in a new challenge with the club keen to sell him to fund some of their goals in the summer.
According to journalist Gerard Romero, 95% of the deal with United is done with some details remaining until the move becomes official. The player’s fee is likely to range between 70 and 80 million euros, according to the journalist.
Barcelona made the signing for €86m in 2019, and the new sale would be a loss on their part, but it would be a win in many ways as it would eliminate one of the club’s high-income earners from their wage bill.
Should the deal happen, De Jong will join his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag who will move to Old Trafford in the summer; The manager is believed to be the one who urged United officials to sign the player.
In his time at Barcelona, the Dutchman made 138 appearances, 13 goals and 17 assists under four different coaches.