Although Frankie de Jong has said several times that he does not want to leave Barcelona, Manchester United still believe that they can bring him to their ranks.
Therefore, as the English media write, the club keeps the number 21, which is his trademark, both in the Dutch national team and in Barcelona. United strengthened this summer with Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martínez, both of whom wore the exact number 21 last season, but they did not get permission from Old Trafford to take it here as well. Eriksen chose the number 14, and Martinez took the “six”.
The sale of De Jong is a priority for Barcelona because without it, Lewandowski and Rafinha, who were bought this summer, cannot be registered. The “Catalans” demand 80 million euros for him, which is too much for United.