Manchester United’s De Jong chase slowed by £17m owed in deferred wages | Manchester United

Frenkie de Jong’s proposed transfer to Manchester United is being held up by about £17m the midfielder is owed in deferred salary payments by Barcelona.

The Guardian understands that United and the Catalan club are working to resolve the issue because it is a major barrier to De Jong being signed for an agreed €65m (£56.2m) plus add-ons fee.

The 25-year-old deferred wage payments because of the impact of the pandemic and Barcelona’s financial predicament. The money is due to be paid across the remainder of his contract, which runs until 2026.

There remains confidence at United that De…

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