Manchester United and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Frenkie de Jong. According to Oriol Domenech from Esport3, the final figure for the sale is €85mn ($85.05mn) including add-ons.
Barcelona and Manchester United have been in talks with each other for the transfer of de Jong for months now, but the two parties were yet to agree a deal due to differences in valuations.
However, Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold and director John Murtough were pictured in Barcelona on Monday, with the pair having travelled to advance the deal for de Jong amid reports that Chelsea had also entered the race for his signing.
The Manchester United officials met with Barcelona director Mateu Alemany, advisor Jordi Cruyff and vice-president Rafa Yuste at a restaurant.
And, it seems like an agreement has been struck over a total fee of €85 million, including variables. However, the report does not specify the exact amount of fixed payments and add-ons that Barça could be pocketing.
However, the decision of a transfer now rests with de Jong himself, who has been reluctant to leave Barcelona. Recent reports have claimed that the 25-year-old has no intentions to join Manchester United, even though he appreciates the interest from the Premier League giants.
So, having reached an agreement with Barcelona, Man United must now convince the Dutchman to make the jump to England this summer.