Barcelona and Frenkie de Jong keep insisting they are happy together, but the rumor mill isn’t having any of it ahead of the summer transfer window.
As per journalist Gerard Romero, there is a “95%” chance that Frenkie will leave for Manchester United this summer.
Man Utd are expected to spend between €70m and €80m to sign the Dutchman, who would link up with former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
There’s more too. The thinking at Barcelona seems to be that the club “are clear that if he continues for one more season and the player does not explode, he will lose value and Barça will lose money.”
De Jong signed for an initial fee of €75m in summer 2019 and has been a regular since then in the Barcelona team.
The Dutchman has repeatedly insisted he wants to stay at Barcelona, and Xavi has said the same thing but the rumors keep on coming due to the club’s enormous debts.