De Jong Manchester United faces big obstacles after Barca owes 17 million pounds

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Frankie de Jong’s move to Manchester United has come under the latest hurdles. Barcelona are reportedly still owed £17million for the player.

Frankie de Jong ‘s move to Manchester United faces new obstacles. After it was revealed that Barcelona still owe the Dutch star £17 million in arrears and bonuses. De Jong is believed to be Manchester United ‘s top target as new boss Erik ten Hag attempts to overhaul his squad. The midfielder previously impressed under the Dutchman. When the pair worked together at Ajax for which he made a big-money move to Barcelona.

De Jong Maman United faces big obstacles after Barca owes 17 million pounds

   But since his arrival at Camp Nou. Barca’s financial situation has changed dramatically. The La Liga giants had to contend with a number of issues. Overpaying for players later suffered setbacks for years. coupled with the coronavirus pandemic. Causing Barca’s bank balance to be severely affected. And as reported by. The Telegraph de Jong has agreed to a deferred salary from Barcelona during the coronavirus pandemic. His annual wages have dropped by around £9.4m in 2020/21. That was again last season when wages were cut by £4.3m. Meaning Barca owes their base wages. He has not paid £13.7 million from his current employer. And the club appears to be in a position to barely afford that figure.

          In addition, it is stated that They also owe another £3.4m in bonuses after De Jong has played more than 60 per cent of Barca’s games over the past two seasons. Including salary and bonus is equal to Barcelona are still owed £17.1m for De Jong, with De Jong having signed a new contract which makes these changes effective in October 2020 and will keep him at the club for an additional two years or until a year. 2026, with Barca planning to gradually pay the midfielder over a longer period of time. 

          But if he moved to Manchester With United this summer, Barca may have to pay the £17.1m they owe him immediately The ‘painful wait’ as Barcelona try to reach an agreement with De Jong over those payments. After losing players like Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata , United midfielder is in need of new players. The Red Devils hope De Jong will lead the way in signing this summer. Although the latest report from Catalonia appears to be another major hurdle.

          The event made Ten Hag very dissatisfied with the situation. The Dutchman has spent the past six weeks negotiating with Barca over a £70million signing of De Jong, a situation that has fueled Ten Hag’s hopes of bringing the player. Manchester remains at a standstill And it seems unlikely that he will be part of the team that will go on a pre-season tour in Thailand later this week. 

          With Manchester United scheduled to fly to the Asia tour on Friday 8 July and Tyrell Malacia, who moved from Feyenoord. Officially joining the Red Devils on Tuesday, it may be the only new player to be on the tour with the UFABET team.