On Thursday, July 14th, 2022 the Barcelona football club agreed upon terms with Manchester United on a deal for the potential transfer in order to acquire the reluctant Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. He would still need to approve this move, according to a person at the Spanish club with the full – knowledge of the deal.
Manchester United has finally agreed to pay out the Barcelona football club 75 million euros ($75 million) in addition to another potential 10 million euros in variables for the 25 – year – old De Jong, according to a club official who talked in regards to this matter under the condition of anonymity due to the fact that he was not authorized to publicly announce this piece of news to the world.
De Jong is presently under contact with Barcelona through the month of June of 2026, would still need to ultimately agree to the transfer portal agreement on the English Premier League (EPL) side. According to sources so far, he is reluctant to leave Camp Nouand the Manchester United football club.
The Barcelona football club official with this set knowledge of the transfer agreement explained that coach Xavi Hernández has spoken to De Jong in order to relay the message that he will not be a core part of his football squad. Barca would prefer for a definite deal to be finalized immediately prior to the club leaving on Saturday, July 16th, 2022 for a preseason tour match in the United States of America.
Barcelona has been working hard in order to decrease their overall payroll as they look to eliminate some of their debt cloud that continuously hangs over their heads. De Jong’s salary was no longer in accordance with their new financial priorities according to that media source.
De Jong has made 140 – match appearances, mostly as a regular midfield starter, since Barcelona bought him from Ajax in 2019 for 75 million euros (then $85.5 million).
Frenkie de Jong’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- Eredivisie: 2018 – 2019
- KNVB Cup: 2018 – 2019
- Copa del Rey: 2020 – 2021
- Eerste Divisie Talent of the Season: 2016 – 2017
- Eredivisie Player of the Month: December 2018, February 2019
- Eredivisie Player of the Season: 2018 – 2019
- Eredivisie Team of the Season: 2018 – 2019
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2018 – 2019
- UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season: 2018 – 2019
- Johan Cruyff Trophy: 2018 – 2019
- UEFA Nations League Finals Young Player of the Tournament: 2019
- UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament: 2019
- FIFA FIFPro World11: 2019
- IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2019
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2019
- Premi Barça Jugadors (Barça Players Award): 2020 – 2021
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Football Reference News Services. “Frenkie de Jong”. Football Reference. Thursday, July 14, 2022.