Are you feeling relaxed, Frenkie? De Jong relaxes on a boat in Barcelona with team-mate Memphis Depay… while the Dutch midfielder is doing his best to stay at the Nou Camp – despite the £71.5m offer being accepted by cash-strapped Catalans!
- Frenkie de Jong relaxes with Barcelona and Holland teammate Memphis Depay
- De Jong has been the subject of a high-profile saga with Manchester United
- The Red Devils have now agreed a deal for the midfielder, their main target
- However, with the move still ongoing, Blaugrana might not include him in pre-season
- De Jong doesn’t want to leave the club and is owed £17million in deferred wages
As the rest of the football world awaits the outcome of United’s latest bid, de Jong took to Instagram to share a video of the couple diving into the sea, while United flop Depay posted a photo of the couple relaxing on his chirp.
But despite his social media posts, his immediate future is not relaxed amid an ongoing row with Barcelona over the Premier League side’s recent approach.
Frenkie de Jong takes holiday with Manchester United flop Memphis Depay amid United offers
De Jong shared a video on his Instagram of the couple diving from a boat
The sale of De Jong will give Barcelona a huge financial boost to get the green light from La Liga to sign and register new players, but the 25-year-old Netherlands international doesn’t want to leave the club.
Barca have told him they can’t pay him the money his contract says he should earn next season.
However, De Jong owes Barca £17m in deferred wages and United believe that is the reason for the delay rather than the player’s reluctance to move to England and are considering banning him from their upcoming tour.
Barcelona know any threat to ban him from the pre-season tour could leave them vulnerable to accusations of illegally denying an employee the right to do his job.
Barcelona made their way to the United States on Saturday for games against Inter Miami, New York Red Bull, Juventus and Real Madrid.
The midfielder is under pressure to leave the club and Manchester United agree to a deal
United CEO Richard Arnold (above) was pictured in Spain trying to complete the transfer
It’s understood United won’t give up their hunt for the 25-year-old midfielder, even if it lasts until after the new season has started. The transfer window closes on September 1st.
United accept there could come a point when they face defeat in signing De Jong and have a number of alternatives in their sights, including Wolves’ Ruben Neves.
Wolves are ready to sell the Portuguese midfielder this summer and have demanded a £70m price tag for his services, which no club has yet been willing to pay.
De Jong, seen in training this week, is in a standoff with his club over £17million in deferred wages