Frenkie De Jong has remained tight-lipped in excess of his prospective go to Manchester United but saw the amusing aspect when questioned if he is swapping Barcelona for a colder local climate.
The Netherlands international is a single of Erik Ten Hag’s precedence transfer targets for the summer season window and United have by now witnessed their opening supply rejected by Barcelona.
United bid €60 million (£51m) plus a additional €10m (£8.5m) in include-ons but Barcelona, who are open to providing De Jong, are demanding a charge of €85m (£72.6m).
Teg Hag should also encourage De Jong to be a part of United without the prospect of actively playing Champions League football upcoming time.
De Jong was questioned about his upcoming as soon as again right after Netherlands’ 2-2 draw with Poland on Saturday.
And when asked if he is swapping the seashores in Catalunya for the cold in Manchester, De Jong laughed just before replying: ‘No… I can not say nearly anything.’
Talking previous week, De Jong designed it apparent that his choice would be to continue being at Barcelona.
‘I choose to stay with Barcelona,’ De Jong told ESPN.
‘Barcelona is just my aspiration club. Also from a younger age. I just reported it way too.
‘I’ve never regretted my option irrespective of the truth that I had hoped for far more in phrases of prizes than I’ve achieved so considerably. But I have never ever regretted my decision.’