May 25, 2024


Unforgettable trip

Manchester United transfer target to travel on Barcelona pre-season tour

Barcelona midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong (Getty Images)

Barcelona midfielder and Manchester United transfer focus on Frenkie de Jong (Getty Pictures)

Frenkie de Jong has been included in Barcelona’s squad for their pre-period tour of the United States in spite of his transfer to Manchester United remaining unresolved.

De Jong is Erik 10 Hag’s precedence transfer target this summer and United have struck an initial €75m (£63.5m) deal with Barcelona, with a further more €10m (£8.5m) in add-ons.

Senior United officials travelled to Catalonia previously this 7 days to finalise a deal with Barcelona but the transfer is now held up owing to contractual concerns.

De Jong is comprehended to be owed all around £17m in deferred wages and is unwilling to depart Camp Nou ahead of achieving an agreement on their payment.

Barcelona have told De Jong that he has to leave this summer season in buy for the club to be equipped to harmony their wage monthly bill.

Robert Lewandowski is envisioned to undertake a healthcare with Barcelona this weekend in advance of his transfer from Bayern Munich, even though Raphinha’s £55m deal to Camp Nou was completed on Friday.

That is irrespective of Barcelona amassing debts of €1.3bn and possible problems registering Lewandowksi, Raphinha and fellow new signings Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen because of to La Liga’s economic fair participate in restrictions.

Barcelona officers have sought to simplicity the money tension on the club by offering of 10 per cent of their televison legal rights for the next 25 yrs.

The sale of De Jong would assist further, but the 25-12 months-outdated will journey with the rest of Xavi’s squad to the United States for pre-season friendlies versus Inter Miami, Barcelona, Juventus and New York Red Bulls.

Other gamers that Barcelona are also prepared to provide will not travel, together with Martin Braithwaite, Riqui Puig, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza.