‘Sounds Like He Is For Sale’ ‘He’s Hyping Him So We Get To Pay More’ Fans Speculate On Manager’s Remarks About United Target

‘Sounds Like He Is For Sale’ ‘He’s Hyping Him So We Get To Pay More’ Fans Speculate On Manager’s Remarks About United Target

Barcelona head coach Xavi has praised Frenkie de Jong amid speculation that he is a summer transfer target for both Manchester United and Manchester City.

When asked about the Dutch international’s future at a press conference, Xavi said he was an important player but he caveated his remark by mentioning Barca’s finances, indicating that a sale could still be possible:

“For me, Frenkie is a great player, he’s a beast – I like him and I think he can be part of an important era of the club. We will see the economic situation of the club… but I like De Jong.”


Quite a few United fans on Twitter believe Xavi is signalling that de Jong is for the sale, and they believe the praise is designed to bump up the price tag:

From the look of things, United manager Erik ten Hag is keen on being reunited with his former Ajax player, and it does seem as if Barcelona would be amenable if the Red Devils make a good enough offer for the 25-year-old. Reports suggest that the La Liga side may demand as much as €75m (£63.5m) for the player so it remains to be seen if United will match that figure.