“A difficult concern”- Barcelona star reveals on failed Man United offer

“A difficult concern”- Barcelona star reveals on failed Man United offer

Frenkie de Jong admits Manchester United and Barcelona discussed transfer.
Frenkie de Jong, a superstar for Barcelona, has confessed that Manchester United discussed his transfer with the Blaugrana last summer.

The Red Devils were eager to sign the Dutch international, with Erik ten Hag designating him as the club’s top priority. To this purpose, Old Trafford and Camp Nou had reached an agreement for the midfielder.

The 25-year-old, however, had no intention of leaving the Catalan club. The former Ajax star disclosed to Dutch broadcaster NOS (via Manchester Evening News) United’s interest in him.
The club was in a precarious position, and they could have sold me for a substantial sum. But I refused to leave and remained. Manchester United spoke with Barca, despite my desire to remain. I wish to remain at Barcelona for as long as possible.”

De Jong was acquired by Barcelona in the summer of 2019. Since then, the Holland international has developed into a vital player for the Blaugrana and has gone from strength to strength.

However, for a brief period last season under Xavi, the midfielder appeared to be out of the Spanish coach’s plans. However, the 25-year-old has emerged as an important player for the Catalan club in the current season.

The Camp Nou squad has a wealth of talent in the midfield, including Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Gavi, and Frank Kessie. Nonetheless, De Jong has carved out a spot for himself on the team.
United strengthened its midfield by signing Casemiro and Christian Erik last summer. Both are now indispensable elements of Ten Hag’s squad.

In their absence, however, the Red Devils are unable to perform at their peak. When called upon from the sideline, Fred and Scott McTominay leave much to be desired.

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De Jong is one of the world’s finest midfielders. The Dutch international is familiar with our coach’s concepts and playing methods. However, it appears that the 25-year-old has no intention of departing Barcelona in the near future.

“A difficult concern”- Barcelona star reveals on failed Man United offer