Due to the club’s current financial situation, which is harming the club’s reputation abroad, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, FC Barcelona, is at risk of losing excellent players like De Jong, and as a result, the Frenkie De Jong Man United saga is becoming more and more complicated day by day.
After months of interest, it is now visible that Manchester United and their newly appointed manager, Eric Ten Hag, might have lost interest in signing this prolific Dutch midfielder within the ongoing summer transfer window.
Why does the Frenkie De Jong Man United saga result in a fruitless outcome?
On Monday, Manchester United announced the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid, and Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong reacted to the news on social media in order to excite the club’s supporters in a surprising way.
However, the worldwide United fanbase should not get more excited because some social media reports are now claiming the Red Devil’s pursuit of De Jong might have finished before the deadline because of some internal issues.
🚨 Manchester United have all but given up on their pursuit of Frenkie De Jong. It's considered over.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 24, 2022
According to some soccer journalist, “Manchester United have all but given up on their pursuit of Frenkie De Jong. It’s considered over.”
The above statement is now gaining a lot of attention amongst the disheartened fanbase who once hoped that Frenkie De Jong would be another trump card in Ten Hag’s squad who could have brought a new vibe alongside Casemiro.
Recently, Frenkie de Jong of FC Barcelona excited Manchester United fans by appreciating footage of Casemiro arriving at Old Trafford.
In addition, Manchester United’s transfer chiefs have traveled to Catalonia to try to salvage a deal for the Dutch midfielder after the Blaugrana scheduled a meeting to expedite a sale of the player, who the Blaugrana are desperate to offload in the final week of the transfer window.
Despite the rumors of closing the deal, United has made a new approach for De Jong after manager Erik ten Hag urged the club to be patient with a deal that has been in the works for more than 16 weeks and United’s signing of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, which was confirmed on Friday evening, has not ended the club’s pursuit of the Barcelona star, as Mirror Football exclusively reported.
The Dutchman, who has been the subject of long-term United interest, previously criticized the Catalan club on social media by ‘liking’ a post critical of their treatment of him throughout the summer, with this latest social media move surfacing to hint at his future.