Frenkie De Jong ‘BLOCKS’ Man United move as £14.3m wages continue despite Barcelona agreeing to £72m deal meaning Raphinha and other signings can’t be registered
- Barcelona have agreed a fee for Frenkie de Jong with Manchester United
- However, De Jong doesn’t want to change and blocks the transfer
- He’s not happy that Barcelona are asking him to defer his £5million a year wages
- If he stays, Barcelona could have a problem with signing registrations
- The club have agreed to sign Raphinha but registration could be an issue
Frenkie de Jong is currently blocking a move to Manchester United Reportedly over a dispute over his wages at Barcelona.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Catalan giants have reached an agreement to sell De Jong to United for a fee in the region of £72million, add-ons included.
However, the player himself has yet to be persuaded to move to Old Trafford, as reported Sports.
Frenkie de Jong would rather stay at Barcelona than join Manchester United
Earlier this week, Barcelona bosses told de Jong he would either have to take a £5million-a-year pay cut or leave the club due to their financial woes.
It also emerged that Barcelona asked de Jong to do it move £14.3million of his salary and this has become another sticking point for a potential move as the Netherlands international is not happy about it and wants the matter resolved in principle.
De Jong seems to have no future in Xavi’s team as the Barcelona coach doesn’t see him as a defensive midfielder while he thinks he has enough options to replace the 25-year-old.
Xavi doesn’t seem to have a place for De Jong in his team but the Dutchman wants to stay
However, De Jong still seems to want to stick around and fight for his place in the squad.
Unless Barcelona can convince de Jong to change his mind, they could have a problem registering their signings this summer.
The club have been busy on the market, signing Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen on free transfers after their contracts at AC Milan and Chelsea respectively expired.
Barcelona announced midfielder Franck Kessie as a new signing last week
They also introduced former Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen as a new signing
Barcelona have also agreed a deal for Raphinha but cannot register him until De Jong leaves
The duo were unveiled last week and the club have since switched to Leeds winger Raphinha and announced they agreed a deal in principle with the Premier League side on Wednesday.
However, registering those players could be a different matter entirely as the club have been keen on sacking De Jong to get his wages off their books.
Barcelona faced similar problems last summer as they had to wait to register Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia until they cut their payroll.
They eventually had to say goodbye to club icon Lionel Messi as they couldn’t afford to keep him due to his lucrative salary.
This problem with player registration seems to be surfacing again, and if they can’t come to an agreement with De Jong, it’s not easy to see how they will resolve it.