Yesterday, Barcelona‘s president said that the Dutch international is not for sale. However, as per The Telegraph, deferred wages and bonuses are the main concerns behind the delay in the completion of the move.
According to a reputable British news source, Man Utd and Barca have reached a general agreement (£55 million cash + £17 million in add-ons) for the transfer of Frenkie De Jong, but the deal is still being delayed because the midfielder, who is 25 years old, needs to receive pending payments from the Catalan club.
When he arrived at the Nou Camp, the Netherlands star reportedly signed a contract for £230,000 per week (£12 million annually), but during the pandemic, he reportedly agreed to decrease the income by £9.4 million in 2020–21 and by £4.3 million last season.
To increase the fixed fee, presumably, the Spanish team is being stubborn and maintaining the player is not for sale.
Tyrell Malacia is the only new player the Old Trafford club has brought in so far this summer, and it’s probable that he’ll be the only one traveling tomorrow when the team departs for its preseason trip.