De Jong to travel on Barcelona’s pre-season tour in blow to Manchester United

Frenkie de Jong has been incorporated on Barcelona’s pre-year tour of the United States, leaving a probable transfer to Manchester United hanging in the equilibrium.

The Athletic noted on Thursday that Barcelona had told the 25-yr-aged to leave.

It is comprehended that Barcelona’s hierarchy educated De Jong they require to sell him in buy to stability their abnormal wage invoice, which has led to complications in registering new signings.

The Athletic understands De Jong wishes to continue to be at Barcelona, having said that.

And regardless of Barcelona’s hopes of advertising him, De Jong has now been bundled in their pre-period squad to encounter Inter Miami, Genuine Madrid, Juventus and the NY Pink Bulls.

New signing Raphinha has also been integrated although it is comprehended Robert Lewandowski will travel to Miami on Sunday to endure a clinical forward of his transfer from Bayern Munich.

Other players Barcelona have manufactured accessible for transfer — this kind of as Martin Braithwaite, Oscar Mingueza, Riqui Puig, Neto and Samuel Umtiti — have not been provided.

The Athletic described previously this 7 days that United have agreed to shell out Barcelona a certain price of €75million (£63million, $75million) for de Jong and that they could also pay out increase-ons worthy of €10million (£8.47million, $10million).

It is assumed that Barcelona really feel United’s give is a wonderful sum and that they would fairly have a rapid sale as they know it will not be there permanently.

Nevertheless, the scenario is also becoming complicated by Barcelona owing De Jong a deferred salary payment worthy of €17million which is considered to be nevertheless stalling the deal.

United sent a delegation to Barcelona to keep experience-to-face talks above the signing of De Jong which led to a breakthrough in regards to the transfer rate.

Barcelona signed De Jong from Ajax for £86million in 2019 and he has considering that designed almost 100 league appearances for the Catalan club.

Nonetheless, Barcelona’s financial condition meant De Jong’s long term has been hanging in the stability, with money owed of £1billion and rigid controls on recruitment and expenditure.

Less than Ten Hag, De Jong was one of the shining stars in the Ajax facet that attained the Champions League semi-remaining in 2018-19, wherever they conquer the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus to attain the latter levels of the competition.

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