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Manchester City Plot a £75 Million Bid for Frankie De Jong

Luis Enrique

Manchester City plot a £75 Million Bid for Frankie De Jong. The Premier League Champions reportedly have come up with De Jong’s asking price of £75 Million. City’s Bid for the Dutch can improve FC Barcelona’s financial restrictions and help them Fund a move for their Targets. Frankie De Jong is of high regard for City manager Pep Guardiola who has previously appreciated De Jong’s Hard-work and Creativity in the Midfield.

Frankie De Jong was a pillar for Ajax’s team in 2019 when they reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The Dutchman’s arrival at the Camp Nou was not exactly a smooth deal. Since he came with a reputation, it doesn’t surprise that De Jong was on the radar of multiple European Giants. One of those clubs was Manchester City who wanted to land him in their team before FC Barcelona bagged his services.

The Rise of young La Masia talents like Gavi, Pedri and Riqui Puig is threatening for De Jong’s selection. Once Pedri returns from injury he will replace De Jong in the starting XI. The Netherlands International is bound to get less game time at Camp Nou. He could be used in a deal to boost Barca’s financial game as Manchester City have already made the first move.

MANCHESTER CITY CAN FINALLY SECURE DE JONG’S SIGNATURE AFTER A FAILED ATTEMPT IN 2019

According to Fichajes, Manchester City was interested to sign De Jong during his time at Ajax. However, they have now approached Barcelona with a £75m offer for the midfielder. The La Liga giants are keen to offload some high-wage players to bring in some quality attackers next summer.

The report claims that the Catalan giants are seriously considering allowing the Dutchman to leave, as the proposed deal would see the club make a £10m profit on him. FC Barcelona lost Lionel Messi during the summer transfer window on a Free to PSG. They are trying to replace the Talismanic Argentine who was also linked with Manchester City in the past.

Manchester City is currently one of the best clubs in England and Europe and securing a move to the 7-times Premier League Champions is a dream for young budding Footballers. They are currently second in the PL points table with 26 points, only 3 behind league leaders Chelsea.

There are also rumours of Barcelona and Manchester City swapping De Jong and Raheem Sterling. The latter has been linked with an exit from the Etihad as he has, in recent times, complained about his lack of game time under Pep Guardiola. Frankie De Jong has been an important player for FC Barcelona during the 2021-22 Campaign. He has made 13 appearances and provided 2 Assists in all competitions.

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