Manchester United chief opens up on club’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong

Richard Arnold, chief executive officer of Manchester United, was captured during a video call with supporters about the club’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong.

The midfielder has long made it clear that he does not want to leave Barcelona, ​​but it seems the Red Devils are still confident they can bring him to Old Trafford.

United have reportedly already rejected a €70million offer from Barca and will not meet the club’s €85million asking price, but Arnold says money is not an issue for his club.

“As a club, we are doing everything we can to close the deal,” he said.

“I’ve been trying to get it done for days, the money is there, but there are things standing in our way that I can’t say.

“Money is not a consideration for who we want. The manager wants him (De Jong) and they really did the job. He’s a great player,” he said.

“Is it £100 million or £200 million? I don’t know. Get who the fuck you want. Do you want me to buy the players? Doesn’t that ring a bell?”

De Jong was asked about Manchester United’s interest during his international service with the Netherlands last week and received the following answer.

“You’re always flattered when teams show interest in you as a player, but I’m with the biggest club in the world right now,” he said. “I feel fine there [at Barça]so… no news.”

There is still speculation that Barca would be willing to sell De Jong if the price is right, but Manchester United would still need to convince the midfielder to leave the Camp Nou, which will not be easy.

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