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De Jong didn't respond to Barcelona's offer and English giants want to sign him

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

De Jong didn't respond to Barcelona's offer and English giants want to sign him

The Dutch midfielder is a key part of the team, but his future is in doubt.

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Barcelona have lost many important players over the last few seasons. The serious financial problems they have had for years have prevented them not only from signing top players, but even from keeping the stars who were already in the squad. For that reason they had to let go, for example, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

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While things have gradually improved since the arrival of Joan Laporta as president, these problems still exist and affect the club's recruitment policy. In fact, last summer most of the signings were either free agents (such as Oriol Romeu and İlkay Gündoğan) or loan players (such as Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix). And that shows in the results, as the level of the team is far from other giants of Europe such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Manchester City.

This may cause Los Blaugranas to become an unattractive club for top soccer stars, who want to compete at the highest level and know that it is difficult for them to do so at the Catalan side. That could be the case of Frenkie De Jong. According to journalist Lluís Canut, he is considering leaving Barcelona after the end of the season and for that reason has not yet responded to the contract renewal offer that the club's chiefs made him three months ago.

With this scenario, one of the most important teams in England could start negotiations to sign the Dutch midfielder: Manchester United. According to OneFootball, the Red Devils are willing to pay more than $100 million for him, which would be a very tempting offer for Barcelona, considering the financial problems they have had for years.

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Can they finally get him?

This is not the first time Manchester United have targeted Frenkie De Jong. Since Erik Ten Hag's arrival in England, he has been urging the club's chiefs to sign the midfielder, whom he knows from having managed him at Ajax. In the summers of 2022 and 2023 Frenkie turned down offers and decided to stay in Spain, but that could now change.


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