Two days ago, El Chiringuito TV reported Barcelona ‘need money’ and with several options in the midfield, the Catalan club are considering selling Frenkie de Jong.

You will not be surprised to learn that since then things have snowballed.

Manchester City have come forward to sign De Jong, if a report from is to be believed.

It’s claimed the 24-year-old has been ‘one of the most criticised footballers’ during the La Liga side’s crisis and his continuity at the Camp Nou is ‘not guaranteed at all’.

Despite the arrival of Xavi Hernández, The Dutchman ‘still remains on the tightrope’ and the coming windows could be key to his future.

City are ‘trying to take advantage’, and the Premier League winners plan to add the ex-Ajax star to Pep Guardiola’s core plans at the Etihad, ‘so much so that’ the Citizens have ‘transferred a formal proposal’ to the Catalan club. state City have tabled an offer of a ‘whopping €90m’, to convince Barca to let go of the Netherlands international. This amount would help Barca recover the money they invested in his signing.

This all feels like it’s come very quickly after the initial rumour. That could be because something is happening in the background and the leaks are coming quickly, or just the story getting carried away with itself.