He Manchester Utd, one of the biggest clubs in England, are determined to create a top-tier project for their triumphant return to the Champions League. Backed financially by almost unlimited resources, rising to an impressive €400 million, the English club plans to make major signings to strengthen their squad. According to reports of ‘The country‘, two players from FC BarcelonaFrenkie de Jong and Ronald Araujoare in the crosshairs of the Red Devils, who will do everything possible to incorporate them into their team.
However, both De Jong and Araújo have made it clear that, for the moment, they want to continue at Barcelona. The Manchester United coach, Erik Ten Hag, considers it crucial to find balance in midfield and improve his team’s sporting performance, and that is why he has focused his attention on Barcelona to sign these two pillars of the culé team .
Barcelona does not want to release them
Ten Hag’s dream is still Frenkie de Jong, but the player has strongly rejected any possibility of leaving Barcelona. In fact, it is very likely that De Jong will extend his contract with the Catalan club in the coming months, which would make it even more difficult for him to leave for Manchester United.
On the other hand, Ronald Araújo has also renewed his contract with Barcelona and is waiting for his new agreement to be officially registered. This will happen once LaLiga approves the club’s viability plan. Despite having received offers from the Premier League while negotiating his continuity at Barcelona, the Uruguayan defender turned down all of them, including a proposal from Chelsea. Araújo has decided to stay at Barcelona, even accepting a lower salary than he will get at other clubs, and he is expected to be one of the team’s captains next season. Therefore, it seems practically impossible for Araújo to leave the club.