Bayern want long-term Man Utd target De Jong from Barca

Spanish publication Relevo reports that Bayern may revive their interest in De Jong during the upcoming summer. The Dutch midfielder could potentially be acquired for a minimum of €60 million (£52m/$64m) or a maximum of €70m (£60m/$75m). Barcelona is in urgent need of financial resources, as they require €100 million (£86m/$107m) to achieve financial stability by the end of June. Offloading the 27-year-old would result in a substantial decrease in the pay expenditure, given that he is among the highest-paid individuals in the organization.

De Jong is really content in Barcelona, having adapted well to the environment and thoroughly enjoying playing for his ideal club. Nevertheless, the midfield is undeniably the most formidable aspect of Los Cules’ team, boasting exceptional talents such as Pedri and Gavi. If Bayern Munich agrees to pay the necessary amount, the player in question might be compelled to depart. He has repeatedly dismissed reports of leaving as baseless.

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De Jong’s potential departure from Catalonia appeared most imminent two summers ago, during a period when Manchester United and his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag made extensive efforts to convince the player to relocate. He refused to move, particularly because Barcelona still owed him his salaries, and he played a crucial role in their triumph in La Liga last season.

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