Many sources believe that MU is still pursuing Frenkie de Jong in the summer of 2023, but Barca will not sell his star.
Frenkie de Jong is one of MU’s top goals in the summer of 2022, coach Erik ten Hag wants to reunite with his old game at Old Trafford. There was a time when Barca agreed to sell the player born in 1997 for 85 million euros, but the Dutch player decided not to leave the Camp Nou.
After the deal collapsed, MU has not given up on its ambition. Red Man is expected to return to buy the 25-year-old player this summer. But voiced confirmation not to sell Frenkie de Jong, who will play an important role in coach Xavi’s plan.
When asked about De Jong’s future, the Spaniard said: “Frenkie De Jong is a very important player for Barca. He’s back with us and is a great addition to the final race. He is in my plans at Barca, we certainly won’t put him on the market.”
In fact, Barca’s keeping of De Jong is part of a plan to bring Lionel Messi back to the Camp Nou. De Jong had a very good relationship with Messi during his time at the Camp Nou, when the two kicked very close to each other on the pitch. Currently, the two still maintain contact.
Many rumors suggested that Messi accepted a salary reduction to stay at Barca, the Argentinian player also rejected offers with a huge salary from Saudi Arabia.