Frenkie de Jong’s future at Barcelona remains up in the air and Manchester United have been pursuing a deal all summer. Despite the club’s intense interest, a deal is far from being completed, however.
De Jong has four years remaining on his contract at Barcelona and is under no pressure to leave but the Catalan club want to offload him to ensure they stay within La Liga’s strict financial rules.
Now, journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has provided another update on the situation, revealing that United are not happy with the latest developments in the story.
Romano reiterates that De Jong is still reluctant to leave Barcelona despite his club agreeing a fee with Manchester United over his transfer last month.
“Man United are still insisting and pushing but they are not happy with the current situation because they are on this Frenkie de Jong deal since a long time. But still no green light from the player,” Romano said, as seen above.
“And so Man United are pushing, are insisting. Erik ten Hag and the board are doing their best. Man United are still there but not happy with the developments because it’s more than two months working on this deal and still – no update.
“Man United have still an agreement with Barcelona – not with Frenkie de Jong.”
Romano’s update comes just after it was revealed that Chelsea had overtaken United in the race to sign De Jong, with the midfielder believed to favour a move to Stamford Bridge over Old Trafford.