Gary Neville has suggested Frenkie de Jong to take authorized motion towards Barcelona as his Man Utd switch saga continues for one more week.
There have been experiences that the Catalan giants owe the Netherlands worldwide as a lot as £17m in wages and bonuses for the reason that top of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, Barcelona seem to have discovered the magic cash tree, bringing in Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen on free transfers and spending north of £90m on Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.
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Whereas they’re but to pay De Jong the cash they owe him, experiences additionally declare that they’re making an attempt make him take a pay reduce of near 50 % of his wage to permit them to signal extra gamers.
And former Man Utd defender Neville – who owns League Two membership Salford Metropolis – thinks De Jong ought to take “authorized motion” to verify he will get his cash.
Neville wrote: “De Jong ought to take authorized motion towards Barcelona and all of the gamers ought to get behind him! A membership that spends some huge cash on new gamers however does not pay those that are underneath contract. it is all immoral and a criminal offense. @FIFPRO ought to be a bully like this and cease it.”
To the dismay of each soccer fan, there isn’t any signal of the De Jong switch saga ending any time quickly – however Man Utd seem keen to attend so long as essential to do a deal in the summertime this one.
The objective insist Man Utd have obtained ‘encouraging feedback’ a few potential switch with the report suggesting they ‘would not have wasted a lot of the window if it wasn’t the case.
Strategies that the Purple Devils have been nonetheless hanging round like a nasty odor, regardless of De Jong’s reported lack of curiosity in becoming a member of them, appear farfetched at this level.
The objective add that ‘the scale of the price was the one challenge’ when Man Utd managers Richard Arnold and John Murtough struck a deal just lately for £63m plus £8m in add-ons.
And the remaining “sticking level” is De Jong’s “private battle” with Barcelona over the deferred wages he’s owed.
The report continues:
United firmly imagine they’re able to reunite with Ten Hag – regardless of his desire being to remain at Barca.
“Private feedback won’t be a difficulty and are anticipated to be coated rapidly, as soon as De Jong and Barca are settled.
Previous Trafford sources say the Ten Hag is keen to attend till the beginning of the season to seek out his man. All of it factors to continued perception that De Jong might be a United participant.’
Whereas Erik ten Hag has been “clear” about how he wish to play subsequent season, the Dutchman informed Murtough throughout “important discussions” that De Jong was key to his pondering.