The midfield landscape at FC Barcelona could undergo a significant transformation, with rumours of Joshua Kimmich catching their attention. However, Bayern Munich, not pleased with the situation, is now eyeing Frenkie de Jong as a target.
Uncertainty Surrounding Frenkie de Jong’s Future
As FC Barcelona prepares for the upcoming season, questions arise regarding Frenkie de Jong’s continuity with the club. The Dutch midfielder faced significant interest from Manchester United last summer, though a transfer failed to materialize.
While the Red Devils have yet to submit a fresh offer to Barcelona, they remain interested in De Jong’s talents. The Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, holds a strong appreciation for his skill set. Last year, a transfer agreement worth €85 million was reportedly in place, as per Mundo Deportivo.
Bayern Munich’s Pursuit of Frenkie de Jong
Surprisingly, Bayern Munich has emerged as a potential rival to Manchester United in the race for de Jong. According to Mundo Deportivo, the German club has expressed interest in the midfielder. This interest could be a response to Barcelona’s pursuit of Joshua Kimmich, a prominent figure in Bayern Munich’s squad.
Bayern Munich’s president, Herbert Hainer, recently expressed his perplexity at Barcelona’s interest in Joshua Kimmich, stating, “I don’t understand why they are publicly flirting with our player.
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Joshua Kimmich is a cornerstone of our team. He is part of our future project and a certainty.” These comments from Hainer, made during an interview with Sky Sports Germany, suggest that Bayern Munich values Kimmich highly.
While selling de Jong could benefit FC Barcelona’s financial situation, it remains unlikely that the Catalan club would willingly part with the talented midfielder.
Currently, no agreement has been reported between Bayern Munich and Frenkie de Jong, who has amassed 52 international appearances with the Netherlands, scoring two goals.
The pursuit of de Jong has become an intriguing contest between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. While Manchester United’s interest still lingers, Bayern Munich’s sudden involvement adds an unexpected twist to the situation. As the transfer window progresses, the future of de Jong remains uncertain.
Both clubs will need to navigate negotiations and potential obstacles to secure their desired midfield reinforcements.