Man United leave Barcelona after setting De Jong deal deadline

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Manchester United are struggling to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

Despite agreeing a fee with the Catalan giants some time ago, if widespread reports are to be believed, the Red Devils have so far failed to convince the midfielder to make the switch to Old Trafford.

It is understandable why the Netherlands international may be reluctant to leave the Nou Camp.

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Even if Man United are managed by his old Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, the 20-time league winners will not be in next season’s Champions League. Barcelona, of course, will, so it is not hard to see why De Jong may prefer to stay where he is next time out.

Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong is believed to be Manchester United’s top summer transfer target.

Nevertheless, adamant to get their man, director John Murtough and CEO Richard Arnold were both recently spotted arriving in Barcelona to continue talks.

However, according to a recent report from Gerard Romero, after failing to make progress with the player, both officials have now left Catalonia and are on their way back to Manchester.

Spanish outlet Sport have also backed Romero’s claims up and added that United have given the midfielder an ‘ultimatum’. The Red Devils want a deal agreed by the end of the week, or they will walk away, presumably to focus on alternatives.

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  1. Manchester United MUST show some dignity and class an walk away from the so called deal immediately. Frenkie dejong has consistently said he doe not wish to join Manchester United, so why are we sucking up to him? What kind of manager is ERIC TEN HAG? What does he hope to get from a player who does not want to play for him? Come on man this is bs.

  2. I totally agree. The man doesn’t want to play for us.
    WHY,WHY,WHY are we still trying to sign him???

  3. Show some self respect and go for Neves and Tielemans for about the same price. We need two midfielders, not just De Jong, if we are to go into the next season without the same midfield that got beaten at every level from Liverpool to Norwich. Supported Utd since 1967 and last season was the first time i felt really ashamed at being a red. It will be even worse next year because we’ve also lost 2 midfieldes and 4 forwards in Pogba, Mata, Matic, Lingard, Cavani and Ronaldo. Accept he dosen’t wanna come and walk away.

  4. I think Ruben Neves far better option.
    Why are we bowing down to a player who doesn’t want to play for us. How do our players feel?
    Eric Ten Hag has gone down in my estimation

  5. This is becoming embarrassing. Man utd should walk away from De Jong discussion and focus on other targets. Give Hannibal Mejbri and James Garner some time and they will do better whatever he thinks he is doing. Sign Martinez, Antony and complete Erikson’s deal, then see how United will perform next season.

    1. let’s leave that De Jong, Eric please style up if he was the best Barcelona would be fighting to keep him. Give young Zidane time to prove himself

  6. This claims don’t make sence to me imagine dejong doesn’t want to move to utd because of champions league football and that he feel it a step backwards in his carrier if he makes the move all this claims are nonsense because last season barca played in European league this is an insult and a challenge for utd does he think that utd be out of champions league forever the simple truth is that dejong is afraid of the premier league believe me he thinks he might fail to heat the ground running he is not brave he is afraid of failure if not Chelsea have champions league football why didn’t go there when they came dejong is not brave he a woman in thinking he can’t see the future because if he does he would have seen that moving to utd is a step up and not down i don’t we need that kind player that thinks backwards be we are moving to the top but he didn’t see that utd go for Ruben neves he is a better option I don’t know what the manager see in dejong

  7. Let go for someone else pls since he doesn’t want to come Nd this is Manchester United we won’t force u cause it’s a big club with big respect Nd reputation

  8. please walk away from deJong and buy tielemans and/or Neves. They will serve United far better in the long run than someone who doesnt want to play for the team

  9. Gentlemen, This is football administration. These guys know what they doing. FDJ will sign. Be patient please. MU need Frenkie.

  10. Why do so many people believe media speculation written to grab their attention. United would have walked away weeks ago if De Jong refused to play for them. This is about millions in deferred wages. Any right minded person would adopt his stance.

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