Man United dealt blow, Frenkie de Jong named in Barca tour squad

Frenkie de Jong has been included in FC Barcelona’s pre-season tour squad.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this summer, you’ll know that Manchester United have spent the summer chasing Frenkie de Jong.

The saga has delivered many twists and turns already, with the transfer pendulum swinging from side to side on an almost daily basis.

Well, the latest update from Fabrizio Romano definitely spells bad news for the Red Devils, for numerous reasons…

Apparently, the top United target has been included in FC Barcelona’s pre-season tour squad, dealing United a pretty hefty transfer blow.

Romano also confirms that there is no agreement with the player in place, with De Jong having ‘no intention’ to leave as things stand. That’s despite the fact that United and Barca have come to an agreement on a transfer fee…

Sadly, you get the feeling that this one will drag on for a little while yet…

De Jong’s plan is obviously to remain at the Camp Nou for the 2022/23 season, though United still believe that they can persuade the Dutchman to make the move to Manchester.

Honestly, I’m not sure I want a player who isn’t fully committed to the cause. We’ve seen how that worked out with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba…

This will also be pretty tough news for Erik ten Hag, who has made De Jong his top priority this summer. To lose out on his signature at this late stage is borderline disastrous.

The good news is that United do have a couple of contingency plans in place in the form of Youri Tielemans and Ruben Neves. Though those guys won’t be available for much longer..

Do you think Frenkie de Jong will end up signing for Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. Man.Utd should consider our old player Memphis as he is a good player and has the desire to move back to Man.Utd. He could be another to act fast.

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