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

Otto I. Eovaldi
Barcelona midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong (Getty Images)

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

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

De Jong is Erik 10 Hag’s priority transfer target this summer and United have struck an preliminary €75m (£63.5m) deal with Barcelona, with a more €10m (£8.5m) in increase-ons.

Senior United officials travelled to Catalonia previously this 7 days to finalise a offer with Barcelona but the go is now held up owing to contractual troubles.

De Jong is understood to be owed close to £17m in deferred wages and is unwilling to depart Camp Nou prior to achieving an arrangement on their payment.

Barcelona have instructed De Jong that he has to depart this summertime in get for the club to be able to balance their wage invoice.

Robert Lewandowski is expected to endure a professional medical with Barcelona this weekend ahead of his shift from Bayern Munich, even though Raphinha’s £55m deal to Camp Nou was completed on Friday.

That is despite Barcelona amassing money owed of €1.3bn and probable issues registering Lewandowksi, Raphinha and fellow new signings Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen thanks to La Liga’s economical honest play restrictions.

Barcelona officers have sought to simplicity the monetary tension on the club by offering of 10 per cent of their televison rights for the following 25 yrs.

The sale of De Jong would assistance more, but the 25-year-aged will vacation with the relaxation of Xavi’s squad to the United States for pre-season friendlies towards Inter Miami, Barcelona, Juventus and New York Purple Bulls.

Other players that Barcelona are also ready to provide will not vacation, which includes Martin Braithwaite, Riqui Puig, Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza.

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