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Man Utd ‘agree fee’ with Barcelona as Frenkie de Jong transfer takes big step closer


Manchester United and Barcelona have reached an agreement over Frenkie de Jong’s transfer fee as his switch to Old Trafford looms ever closer. The Red Devils are closing in on Erik ten Hag’s priority summer target and could complete a stellar deal within days.

United have broadly agreed to pay Barcelona an initial fee worth £56million, plus add-ons, to sign De Jong this summer, BBC Sport report. It removes one of the largest hurdles they faced in their pursuit of the 25-year-old midfielder and will now look to settle personal terms.

The report states that while the transfer is not done and there are ‘significant’ issues to resolve, the development is positive in terms of it getting over the line. United will have growing confidence that Ten Hag will be reunited with his No 1 target to start his rebuild at Old Trafford.

The Premier League giants have stalled movements for most other targets in order to ensure they get De Jong’s arrival over the line. And it seems it’s finally coming together, with Barcelona eager to offload the Netherlands international before July 1 to benefit their accounts.

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Alex Turk

By Alex Turk

Alex Turk is a sports reporter for express.co.uk, specialising in football. He started his career as a freelancer and has featured for The FA, Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo and others. He was the lead for Sports Illustrated’s Manchester United coverage before joining express.co.uk in 2021.

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