Frenkie Jong says he is looking forward to a holiday amid transfer speculation

Speculation over Frenkie de Jong’s future could ramp into overdrive over the coming week, with Netherlands’ international fixtures coming to an end.

The 2021/22 campaign is officially over, thankfully, and Manchester United will continue to attempt to thrash out a fee with Barcelona for the midfielder.

Fabrizio Romano says talks are ongoing between the clubs, but an agreement is no closer than it was late last week.

Frenkie Jong says he is looking forward to a holiday

De Jong is trying not to get too concerned by it all, focusing more on his upcoming holiday. He sent a message after Netherlands’ win over Wales last night.


De Jong’s message was ‘liked’ by former Ajax teammate Steven Bergwijn, and Manchester United youngster Ethan Galbraith.

The midfielder’s future is up in the air. Spanish newspaper 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.”

In a post-match interview last night, De Jong said ‘I feel fine’ at Barcelona, hinting he would be content to stay. And that’s right, he is, but if a fee is agreed with Manchester United, it will be a message to him, that the club want him to leave.

The Mirror claimed at the weekend that De Jong is happy to make the move, having been won over by his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

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  • FRENKIE DE JONG: Factfile
  • De Jong made his Ajax debut in 2018 and by 2019 he was playing in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
  • He played 59 games under manager Erik ten Hag, losing only six times.
  • Barcelona paid £65 million to sign him, he is their sixth most expensive signing.
  • He has played 139 times for Barcelona, scoring 13 times, including in the final as they won the 20/21 Copa del Rey.
  • At the age of 25 he already has more than 40 international caps with the Netherlands and is looking ahead to his first World Cup.
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