Manchester United are still in the race for signing Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona, and are yet to receive a final answer from the player about a move. They have submitted an official bid worth €65 million up-front, and €20 million in add-ons.
The offer was made last week, and is still being discussed between the two clubs as things stand. The add-ons are the main reason for the long discussion, as Barcelona want to sort out the details of payment to their liking.
Manchester United still pushing to sign Frenkie De Jong
Once the details have been sorted out between the clubs, personal terms will need to be discussed for the transfer. Frenkie De Jong will be reuniting with Erik Ten Hag if he makes the move to Manchester United. The two Dutchmen were able to have a remarkable partnership during their time together at Ajax.
And considering De Jong’s struggles at Barcelona, it would provide him with the opportunity to potentially operate in a role that is perfectly suited to his strengths. However, the absence of Champions League football will be a factor that might discourage him from making the switch.
Manchester United are also in the running for Lisandro Martinez from Ajax. They are facing competition from Arsenal for the centre-back, who have also submitted a bid. United have made a €40 million offer, but Ajax want more than that. And as a result, they will have to step up their bid for the player if they want to sign him.