Manchester United and Barcelona have reached a complete economic deal to sign Frenkie de Jong after weeks of negotiations. However, according to Spanish media reports, the purchase is still far from being completed.
According to Sport, Manchester United have negotiated a deal in total to employ the Dutch midfielder, but he is hesitant to leave for economic reasons.
Man United do not want anything to do with the cash owed to Barcelona. They have been trying to sign the midfielder for 14 weeks and have given the midfielder’s agents an ultimatum to complete the deal this week or they will back down.
According to Mundo Deportivo, if De Jong does not move to Manchester United, Barcelona will face Financial Fair Play issues, forcing them to sell him.
The alternative approach would be to reduce the gross weekly wage of £488,000, but the Netherlands international has stated that he will not accept a pay drop if he remains at the Nou Camp.
Moreover, he continues to insist that he does not want to leave. The Blaugrana are aware of the situation and are looking to resolve it.