Among other absurd football transfer news, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong’s father rejects a Manchester United move over bad weather.
The Netherlands international has faced criticism this season for his performances with the Camp Nou side.
Frenkie de Jong’s Barcelona continue to struggle in La Liga and recently even faced elimination from the Champions League.
And, amidst all these financial and performance troubles, De Jong, 24, has been highlighted by the Spanish media’s transfer rumours as one player who could be sold to help solve the club’s money crisis.
In this case, his father, for one, says there is a lot of interest in de Jong.
De Jong’s Father Rejects a Manchester United Move over Bad Weather
The 24-year-old midfielder has recently received interest from several leading European clubs though he is quite enjoying life in Spain.
Nonetheless, the Barcelona player’s father says five of Europe’s leading clubs have inquired about signing him in January’s transfer window.
But Frenkie de Jong is unlikely to move to Manchester United or Bayern Munich just because of the ‘bad weather’.
Or so, at least, insists his father John de Jong, in talks with Algemeen Dagblad: “It’s often bad weather there. Of course, it’s about football, but it does matter.
“Of course, I know that Barcelona needs money and a great offer for Frenkie could help, but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. Although, five top European clubs have all called.”
So, Frenkie’s father, John de Jong, dismisses a move to United or Munich as unappealing to the ex-Ajax star.