De Jong’s Barcelona wages ‘to skyrocket’ as Man Utd target ‘determined to stay’

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Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong will reportedly see his wages skyrocket if he opts to stay at the Camp Nou next season with Barcelona unable to afford his increased salary.

The Red Devils have agreed an initial £56million deal for the transfer of the Netherlands international, 25, which could rise by a further £14m if certain additional clauses are met. Erik ten Hag has earmarked the former Ajax star as his no.1 target for the summer transfer window with the newly installed boss prioritising midfield acquisitions.

United have already seen Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic head out the Old Trafford exit door with no incoming signings thus far. And while the Red Devils are seemingly nearing their first arrival of the window, there is still one major hurdle to overcome.

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Man Utd are still yet to finalise personal terms with the Dutch playmaker, who has made no secret of his desire to remain in Catalunya. De Jong is currently on an eye-watering £354k-a-week contract at the Camp Nou and, according to Spanish outlet SPORT, is set for a sizeable increase should he enter the fourth year of his contract.

Due to their depleting finances, the La Liga giants would be unable to afford his bumper pay rise – the Dutch star is the club's highest earner – and are keen to shift him on this summer.

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The report states Barcelona are reliant on the sale to conduct their incoming business. La Blaugrana are interested in Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski and wanted to sign Leeds United ace Raphinha, but both deals have had to be put on ice while their sort out their monetary problems.

Barca were hoping for a bidding war to commence over De Jong, who is their only real saleable asset, but so far only United have shown a serious intent for his signature. The Netherlands international, though, is said to be growing increasingly frustrated that everyone seems to be shepherding him out of the club.


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