The deal should be finalised this week, according to rumours in Spain. Manchester United is very close to signing a superstar from La Liga giants.
According to today’s edition of AS (news image provided below), Barca informed the Dutch midfielder that his services were no longer needed at the organisation, and the player has been severely harmed by the decision.
The Spanish news source claim that De Jong is consoled by the fact that Man United, despite not being in the Champions League, is a giant side and coached by none other than his mentor, Erik ten Hag.
It is stated that the Netherlands international current earns around 11 million euros per season and wants to earn more than £182,000 a week at Old Trafford.
The wages will not be a problem for the Red Devils as per Sport, who claim that Man United are willing to pay a salary that will be more than what he is earning in Spain.
To replace the former Ajax star, Barcelona have already reached an agreement to sign Carlos Soler from Valencia.
In Holland, De Jong won the Dutch Cup and the Eredivisie titles under the guidance of Ten Hag. On the other hand, since moving to the Nou Camp in 2019, the midfielder has only won a single Copa Del Rey title.