The name Frenkie de Jong has been around for some time on Säbener Straße. According to current media reports, the Munich side are most concerned about the 25-year-old midfielder. There seems to be a realistic possibility of a move in the summer.
For days in Spain there have been reports that FC Barcelona want to sell de Jong in the summer. The reasons for this are obvious: due to its strained economic situation, the club is absolutely dependent on transfer revenue. According to reports, there are also some conditions imposed by the Spanish league.
As a result, the Catalans are currently exploring the relocation market in search of an available buyer for Frenkie de Jong. Bayern should also play a role in this. The pain threshold for Dutch is estimated at 70 million euros.
De Jong wants to join a top European club
As reported by Santi Ovalle of the Catalan radio “Cadena SER”, de Jong does not want to leave Barcelona in the summer. However, if the club pushes for the sale, the midfielder just wants to join a top European club playing in the Champions League.
Recently, there have been reports that Manchester United are about to sign the Dutch international. However, according to Ovalle, de Jong ruled out a move to the Red Devils as they are not in the Premier League next season. As the Spanish sports journalist reports, there are three other interested parties in Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Bayern.
Does De Jong fit Bayern?
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has never hidden that he is a de Jong fan. However, the question is whether the 25-year-old is also suitable for Bayern. The Dutchman may not be a “presser” Nagelsmann would like to have, but he is a real “passing machine”. Especially with the ball at his feet, he has an exceptional ability to set the pace of the game and balance defense and attack. Just such a link, as Thiago Alcantara once was, is missing in Bavaria. Also: De Jong can also defend. Early in his professional career at Ajax, he mainly held the position of central defender.
However, it is unclear whether Monaco are financially prepared to handle a transfer. In addition to the reactive compensation, a substantial salary is also due. De Jong is said to earn between 18 and 20 million euros a year at Barcelona. However, since the Catalans have an FCB pro on their wish list, Robert Lewandowski, there may be some sort of ‘swap deal’ between the two clubs.