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Midfielder Willing to Let Go of £6 Million in Unpaid Wages to Seal Summer Manchester City Move

Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder, Frenkie de Jong could reportedly be 'willing' to 'waive' £6 million in ‘unpaid wages’ in order to make a move to Premier League giants, Manchester City in the coming summer transfer window.

Despite a flurry of reports linking Manchester City to sign Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong in the summer, recent speculation has suggested that the Dutchman may be heading to cross-town rivals Manchester United next season.

With the Spanish juggernaut’s financial struggles widely claimed to be a reason why they consider the gifted midfielder as a sellable asset, it has also been mentioned that the opportunity to be reunited with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag could ultimately prove to be a major factor behind his switch to Old Trafford coming to fruition.

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Additionally, it is stated that de Jong’s ‘stance’ on the money he is owed by the La Liga giants could prove ‘decisive’, as the former Ajax man could ‘waive’ off the significant sum in order to make a switch to the Etihad Stadium possible.

This would also alleviate pressure off the Premier League heavyweights to replicate the £65 million fee that made his transfer to Spain happen, with the player considered as a ‘highly-rated’ but ‘expensive’ option within the Etihad Stadium, as per the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano.

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With Fernandinho planning to return to his homeland after departing Manchester City next summer, and Ilkay Gundogan’s current deal set to expire in the summer of 2023, the Premier League champions are expected to keep a close eye on Frenkie de Jong’s exit strategy from Barcelona.


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