Why Manchester United’s move for Frenkie de Jong has stalled
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 07
Frenkie de Jong is owed around £17m by Barcelona (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Frenkie de Jong’s move to is being held up by ’s refusal to pay the Dutchman the £17million that he is owed in wages.

The Red Devils have agreed an outline of a deal with Barcelona for the former midfielder but supporters have grown frustrated by the lengthy negotiations.

The 25-year-old was asked to defer a portion of his wages during the coronavirus pandemic and he was happy to do so as he was sympathetic to the financial despair the club found themselves in.

That financial picture has improved, though Barcelona are open to selling De Jong because they must still balance the books.

De Jong is open to joining United (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

But there is a dispute between the player and the club as De Jong’s representatives want his deferred salary paid up before he is forced out of the Camp Nou.

The Daily Mail say the Dutchman is owed around £17m in wages and the case must be settled before he moves to Old Trafford.

United hope to have Christian Eriksen in their ranks before De Jong arrives, while Tyrell Malacia became Ten Hag’s first signing earlier this week.

The club are working on a move for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, while they are drawing up plans to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

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