Rumors of a transformation from De Jong have been circulating in the Spanish and British media for some time. United boss Eric Ten Hag, who has already worked with De Jong at Ajax, did not want to comment on the possible arrival of the midfielder. “We know the clubs want him, not just United, but we have no intention of selling him,” Barcelona president Joan Laporta said at the beginning of this month.
The Catalans seem to want to sell five more players. Martin Braithwaite, Oscar Mingeza, Samuel Umtiti, Riqui Puig and Neto are not all in Xavi’s 28-man squad. In the United States, there are exhibition matches against Inter Miami, Real Madrid, Juventus and New York Red Bull on the programme.
Ack with City
Nathan Ake seems to have linked his future to Manchester City at the moment. The defender is part of the England champions squad at a training camp in the United States.
Ake has been in the spotlight with his former club Chelsea in recent weeks. According to several English media outlets, Manchester City rejected an offer of 45 million euros to play 27 times internationally for the Dutch national team. Coach Pep Guardiola does not want to lose AK. The left-footed defender is under contract with City until mid-2025.
Manchester City trained in the United States against Mexico America and Bayern Munich.
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