Manchester United continues to search for a replacement Paul Pogba in midfield.
Richard ArnoldCEO of the Red Devils, assured that the club is “doing everything possible” to close the signing of Frenkie de Jongwho has the money ready, but there are “obstacles”.
The director of the English team met with several fans in a bar in the city before they carried out a protest against the current owners of the club, the Glazer family.
Arnold was recorded by the fans themselves giving an update on the status of De Jong’s signing, the main claim of Erik Ten Hagnew coach of the ‘Red Devils’.
“We’re doing everything we can to close the deal. I have been trying to close it for several days, the money is there, but there are things in our way that I cannot comment on“said the manager, who also added that money will not be a problem.”The technician loves him and the job has been done. He’s a great player.” he added.
De Jong, who arrived at Barcelona in the summer of 2019 from Ajax in Amsterdam, has not performed at the same level at the Camp Nou as he did in the ‘ajacied’ team. This, coupled with Barcelona’s need to earn money, has precipitated the 25-year-old midfielder’s departure.
Despite being on the transfer list, British media assure that Barcelona has already rejected an offer of €60 million plus variables. This added to De Jong’s desire to remain in the Blaugrana jersey has generated concern in Manchester.
Now there is talk of a new bid between both clubs: United offering 70 million and the Catalans asking for 80.