Man United have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, as Barcelona could be forced to cash in on their midfielder in light of their perilous financial situation that has made it imperative for them to sanction the sale of one of the top earners.
The Blaugrana are indeed looking for a million-dollar star in an effort to balance the books. They are, after all, notoriously under the eyes of FFP rules after La Liga reduced their spending limit to a negative figure at the start of March.
The Catalan giants’ plight could turn out to be a major boost for the Red Devils. Man United have emerged as the most likely destination for the Netherlands international, with their new coach Erik ten Hag pushing for a possible reunion at Theatre of Dreams after spending a few years together at Ajax.
Although de Jong is considered one of the most integral figures in Xavi’s setup, the Blaugrana are aware the Dutch midfielder has not reached his full potential at the Catalan club. On top of his shortcomings, the Dutch midfielder commands a hefty wage packet and is even one of the highest-paid footballers at the camp.
Man United, for their part, are targeting Frenkie as a direct replacement for Matic and Pogba. Both the footballers are expected to leave Man United at the end of the campaign, with the latter notably being linked with a move to the Blaugrana’s arch-rivals Real Madrid.