The German club wants to repeat the ‘Coutinho formula’, a paid loan with a purchase option
Bayern Munich have emerged as a new alternative for Frenkie de Jong. The German club wants the Barça player to strengthen its midfield and, according to Jijantes, wants to repeat the ‘ Coutinho formula ‘, a paid loan with a purchase option at the end of the season. Three years ago, the Germans paid 8.5 million for Coutinho‘s loan and took on the Brazilian’s high record. If this formula is repeated now, Barça would save De Jong‘s salary and could balance the wage bill.
De Jong has received proposals from Manchester United and Chelsea and at all times has reiterated his desire to stay at Barça. We will have to see his response to the interest of Bayern, a team with which he would compete to win the Champions League and that has just signed his friend De Ligt.
In the event of De Jong‘s transfer to the German champion, Barça would make a new attempt to sign Bernardo Silva, the player that Xavi intends to reinforce the midfield. The problem is that City have valued him at around 100 million euros, although the Portuguese have Pep Guardiola‘s promise to let him out if a good offer arrives.
Despite the fact that the signing of Casemiro from Real Madrid for a fixed 72 million euros plus 13 variables was made official on Friday, both Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag and the club’s owners have made the decision to make a new offensive for the azulgrana, who has not moved one iota from his position of continuing at the Camp Nou, where he has a contract until 2026.
The victory against Liverpool has not made the Dutch coach give up, who sees De Jong as a key piece to revitalize the team and qualify for the Europa League. In the last meeting with the former Ajax coach, according to local media, it was decided to make two more signings, one in midfield and one up front, to make a leap in quality in the squad.