Crazy Ball – Barcelona president Joan Laporta made the surprising claim when he insisted that Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong was not for sale despite admitting that there had been an offer for their midfielder.
Whereas previously it was reported by Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano that The Red Devils has reached an agreement with La Liga regarding the transfer fee for Dutch international players of around IDR 1 trillion, not including bonuses that can increase the price to IDR 1.3 trillion.
It’s no secret that Frenkie de Jong is manager Erik ten Hag’s number one target at Manchester United and has even made him an irreplaceable target, with Christian Eriksen having now agreed a three-year contract at Old Trafford on a free transfer.
But Barcelona president Joan Laporta now seems fed up with being asked about the 25-year-old’s move to the Premier League giants and twice this week he has made it clear that the former Ajax Amsterdam star is not for sale despite their financial crisis.
Speaking at a press conference to present Franck Kessie, Joan Laporta said, “He is a Barca player and if we don’t need a sale, we won’t sell him. We don’t want to sell it. We know he has an offer, but at the moment we are not selling this player.”
It is interesting that there are further reports as to why the Catalan giants are finding it difficult to sell their Dutch midfielder. According to some reports, it was reported that the Blaugrana owes a salary to Frenkie de Jong due to his complicated salary payment structure due to adjustments during the Covid-19 pandemic.