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Because of Mainoo, De Jong is closer to Barca’s exit door than ever

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Because of Mainoo, De Jong is closer to Barca’s exit door than ever

While Lamine Yamal became the player with the biggest increase in transfer value in the 2023/24 season, Manchester United’s Kobbie Mainoo also showed an impressive price increase. The English midfielder has seen his personal valuation hit the 50 million euro mark. After becoming a pillar of Manchester United, Mainoo also represented England at EURO 2024.

In a notable development, it seems that Barcelona is interested in Mainoo and wishes to have the services of this young star in the summer of 2024. Barca’s interest in Mainoo comes from the desire to welcome another midfielder. center, especially when Frenkie de Jong is facing an uncertain future at the club.

Mainoo is in Barca’s sights.

More than a week ago, Diario Sport confirmed that new coach Hansi Flick is ready to sell De Jong in case the Blaugrana successfully searches for a midfielder with the same level. Flick himself also wants to choose Ilkay Gundogan as the core of the midfield because both are of German nationality. In addition, because De Jong belongs to the group of players receiving huge salaries at the team, the Catalan representative considered parting ways with the former Ajax star. The 20 million euro salary paid to De Jong is truly a burden for a team with financial difficulties like Barca. This is also the reason why players born in 1997 cannot renew with the parent club.

With a series of reasons, the door for De Jong to leave the team is getting brighter. And the news that Barca wants to win Mainoo’s signature seems to send De Jong closer to the exit door faster. This is also another opportunity for the Nou Camp team to put an end to the scandals about De Jong’s future. Every summer, this incident arises again, but in the end De Jong still stays. It became a persistent problem that everything about De Jong at Barca was unclear, leading to discomfort among Catalan fans.

However, the problem with the deal lies in Man Utd’s attitude. Securing the services of Mainoo can be difficult. In addition to highly valuing this midfielder, Man Utd is also aware of interest from La Liga partners. They are expected to cause problems for the Catalans as the Premier League giants look to retain their star talent.

De Jong is close to the exit with Barca’s move.

Man United are negotiating with Mainoo’s representatives over a new contract that will secure his long-term future at Old Trafford. This player’s current contract will expire in 2027, meaning Man United still has a lot of time to agree on a new contract. The Red Devils clearly have the upper hand in determining Mainoo’s berth.

In any case, this transfer story promises to dominate the media this summer.

Lu Hoang Phong | 00:00 June 15, 2024

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