Frenkie de Jong’s transfer to Manchester United is being held up as a result of wages owed to the midfielder by Barcelona.
United final week agreed a take care of Barcelona to signal De Jong for an preliminary price of €65m (£55m), with a possible additional €20m (£17m) in add-ons.
Erik ten Hag had hoped to finish the signing of the previous Ajax midfielder earlier than the membership’s pre-season tour, with the Pink Devils set to fly to Thailand on Friday. United are as a result of play a pleasant with Liverpool in Bangkok on Tuesday earlier than flying to Australia for the rest of their summer time tour.
Nevertheless, the Telegraph are reporting that the deal has been held up as a result of wages owed to De Jong, who deferred wages and bonuses to assist ease the monetary stress on the membership through the Covid-19 pandemic.
De Jong is known to be owed round £17m. He agreed to cut back his wage by £13.7m throughout the previous two seasons, while he’s owed an extra £3.4m in waived bonuses for enjoying in at the least 60% of Barcelona’s fixtures throughout that interval.
Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, stated this week that the membership ‘don’t need’ to promote De Jong, although a deal is anticipated to be finalised as soon as a decision is discovered to the complicating monetary components.
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