Manchester United continue to press to secure the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona and the move is stuck due to one main reason. According to The Telegraph, Man Utd have been assured that De Jong is ready to seal his move to Old Trafford after his salary issue with the Catalan club are resolved. Transfer: £50m star hell-bent on securing Man Utd move but Reds are poor negotiators The media outlet have mentioned that Barca still have to pay more than £17million in deferred wages and bonuses and the 25-year-old wants the payment cleared before signing. Ten Hag is determined to lure his compatriot to Old Trafford, but if the deal breaks down by any chance, it is stated that the Red Devils have alternative targets in mind.
Renowned French source, L’Equipe, claim that the 20-time English champions are interested in hiring the services of Argentine midfielder, Leandro Paredes. De Jong earns around £230,000 a week and agreed to take pay cuts, with the entire Barca squad, when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak (The Telegraph). Tomorrow, United will collide against Liverpool in Thailand in their first pre-season fixture and Ten Hag only has one new signing, Tyrell Malacia, at his disposal. The British news source have mentioned that Christian Eriksen is close to completing his move and is expected to join the tour in Australia. With less than a month remaining in the start of the new Premier League campaign, Man Utd must get the critical deals done swiftly.
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