Frenkie de Jong has one condition to move from Barcelona to Manchester United

Frenkie de Jong’s international involvement is now over after Netherlands’ UEFA Nations League game with Wales. Now he waits for a resolution on his future.

Talks between Manchester United and Barcelona are ongoing. Fabrizio Romano gave an update on the state of play, last night.

He wrote: “Still no changes on Frenkie de Jong deal. Barcelona won’t accept less than €85m guaranteed fee. Man Utd still in direct talks with Barça after verbal bid [€60m & €10m add-ons] turned down last week. Frenkie’s calm, no indication to anyone on his future. He’s waiting.”

The midfielder has reportedly been won round by manager Erik ten Hag, with The Mirror claiming he is happy to make a move. But according to Spanish newspaper Sport, De Jong has one condition for a move.

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Frenkie de Jong has one condition for move

If the the Netherlands midfielder is going to leave Barcelona, who he has claimed to be his ‘dream club’, he wants to depart in the right way.

Sport report: “De Jong wants it to be clear that it was Barça who decided to sell him and not him who forced an exit.”

This, thankfully, is an easy step to accomplish. It is easily apparent from the outside that Barcelona have put De Jong on the market for financial reasons, and that this is the big reason he is likely to leave.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta spoke at the weekend to say Barcelona are preparing to sell an ‘important’ player this summer.

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The Mail reported that after Netherlands’ match with Wales, De Jong was asked about his future, and gave little away. If anything, his words leaned further towards Barcelona.

De Jong has made apparent that in normal circumstances he would be content to stay at the Spanish club. He is determined to make it clear, publicly, that if it comes to it, he did not initiate his departure.

Sport reported earlier this week, though that De Jong is ‘no longer refusing to leave Barcelona’.

He may not be actively pushing for it, publicly, but he will respect the club’s wishes, and he won’t be accused of disrespecting Barcelona fans in any way. If United agree a fee, De Jong will depart with his head held high.

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