Erik ten Hag wants to create a serious team and is already in the process of building it. Some of the reinforcements that have arrived at Manchester United are Tyler Malacia, Christian Eriksen as well as Lisandro Martinez. However, the Dutchman does not want to stop there.
His target is Frenkie de Jong. This is a player that ten Hag knows well, considering that they worked together in Ajax, at a time when Ajax was the strongest and when they were close to the final of the Champions League. However, negotiations have been going on for a long time and it seems that Frenkie does not want to come to the red part of Manchester.
Joan Laporta, the president of Barcelona spoke about this potential transfer; "In football, you never know. I can't say categorically." “It all depends on the different parties. But in principle, I can say there is a strong possibility he stays, and I can say as president I will do my best for him to stay at Barcelona."
Frenkie de Jong and Barca
Barcelona wants Frenkie to stay in the team, but the question is how realistic that is. His transfer would be good for them, given that they spent a lot of money on reinforcements this summer. "The first thing to say is we want Frenkie to stay at Barcelona.
We love the player and him as a human being. “I want him to stay at Barcelona. He's a high-quality player and a good guy. I also know that he wants to stay." And he added: "All we are doing with Frenkie is the same as the rest of the squad.
Barca wants to reduce Frenkie de Jong's salary, but the Dutchman refuses it. “The signings coming in have adjusted their salary to the new structure. But Frenkie has a contract and we respect that. We can't force him to take a pay cut. It's his decision.