He has beforehand claimed that he needs to stay at Barcelona, however the membership have to make an enormous sale this summer season to have the ability to fund their acquisitions of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.
“I favor to stick with Barcelona,” De Jong informed ESPN in Could. “Barcelona is simply my dream membership. Additionally from a younger age. I simply mentioned it too. I’ve by no means regretted my selection although I had hoped for extra when it comes to prizes than I’ve achieved thus far. However I’ve by no means regretted my selection.”
De Jong’s desire might have modified since, as United and Chelsea intensified their efforts to signal the midfielder however a deal for both membership doesn’t seem any nearer to being finalised.