Frenkie De Jong Admits He Is Now Ready To Agree To Join Manchester United After FC Barcelona Treatment

Frenkie de Jong has admitted that he could be ready to join Manchester United following his treatment by FC Barcelona in recent weeks.

The two clubs agreed an €85mn ($87mn) deal for the 25-year-old's transfer in July, yet De Jong refused to switch allegiances with United's lack of Champions League football and a desire to succeed at Camp Nou under Xavi Hernandez cited as his primary motives.

Elsewhere, however, it has also been suggested that a dispute over deferred pay was another reason for De Jong digging his heels in, and Barca's conduct regarding the matter has apparently upset the Dutchman to the extent of finally making him entertain a move to Old Trafford.

After agreeing a contract extension and pay deferral in October 2020, De Jong is set to earn €18mn ($18.4mn) next season and then €88.58mn ($90.2mn) over the last four years of his contract which ends in mid-2026.

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