Following experiences in England that Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is in direction of the highest of Manchester City‘s want listing, opposite claims have emerged from Spain that the English membership usually are not in for the Dutchman.
The 24-year-old has been struggling to seek out consistency this season and Barcelona might be open to a sale if the appropriate supply arrives, given their unsure monetary place.
In keeping with The Occasions, Metropolis are open to creating a suggestion of round 60 million kilos (70 million euros) for De Jong, who was signed by Barcelona again in 2019 from Ajax for a charge of 77.4 million kilos (86 million euros).
Nevertheless, as reported in MARCA, Metropolis usually are not within the race for De Jong, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich being the almost definitely golf equipment to make a suggestion in the mean time.
Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has not too long ago made clear that he has the 24-year-old in his plans.
“He is essential,” Xavi mentioned. “He has to outline an period at this membership.
“He is at an excellent degree and I am very pleased with him. He has to proceed. He has to attain, help and he needs to be an vital participant.”
Manchester Metropolis’s switch targets
In the meantime, Fernandinho is anticipated to half methods with Manchester Metropolis when his contract expires this summer season, with West Ham star Declan Rice additionally being on the Sky Blues‘ shortlist as a possible substitute in midfield.
Nevertheless, Pep Guardiola‘s No.1 goal this summer season isn’t any aside from Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who has additionally attracted curiosity from Actual Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
It’s price remembering that Metropolis have already wrapped up a deal to signal the very promising Argentinian striker Julian Alvarez, who will stay on mortgage at River Plate till not less than July 2022.