Manchester United transfer target to travel on Barcelona pre-season tour


Barcelona midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong (Getty Images)

Barcelona midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong (Getty Visuals)

Frenkie de Jong has been included in Barcelona’s squad for their pre-year tour of the United States even with his transfer to Manchester United remaining unresolved.

De Jong is Erik 10 Hag’s precedence transfer target this summer time and United have struck an first €75m (£63.5m) deal with Barcelona, with a additional €10m (£8.5m) in insert-ons.

Senior United officers travelled to Catalonia earlier this week to finalise a deal with Barcelona but the shift is now held up thanks to contractual problems.

De Jong is comprehended to be owed around £17m in deferred wages and is reluctant to leave Camp Nou ahead of achieving an arrangement on their payment.

Barcelona have told De Jong that he has to depart this summer in get for the club to be capable to stability their wage bill.

Robert Lewandowski is expected to go through a clinical with Barcelona this weekend in advance of his transfer from Bayern Munich, although Raphinha’s £55m deal to Camp Nou was done on Friday.

That is even with Barcelona amassing money owed of €1.3bn and prospective challenges registering Lewandowksi, Raphinha and fellow new signings Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen thanks to La Liga’s economic honest play restrictions.

Barcelona officers have sought to ease the monetary tension on the club by marketing of 10 for each cent of their televison rights for the future 25 yrs.

The sale of De Jong would assist more, but the 25-yr-old will journey with the rest of Xavi’s squad to the United States for pre-season friendlies versus Inter Miami, Barcelona, Juventus and New York Purple Bulls.

Other players that Barcelona are also keen to offer will not travel, together with Martin Braithwaite, Riqui Puig, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza.


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