Barcelona enter race to sign €50 million-rated Inter Milan star who agreed personal terms with Man United
Barcelona is apparently putting pressure on Manchester United to sign Denzel Dumfries, who is valued at €50 million by Inter Milan.
According to the Spanish website Fichajes, Denzel Dumfries has appeared on Barcelona’s radar as a possible summer transfer target. Manchester United is also interested in the Dutch defender, with Inter Milan seeking roughly €50 million for their star full-back.
Denzel Dumfries had a solid season for Inter Milan after coming from PSV Eindhoven last summer. While he did not play as much as Achraf Hakimi, who he replaced last season, he did offer some key goals and assists in the 2021/22 season.
The Dutch defender has appeared 45 times for Inter Milan, contributing five goals and seven assists. However, with Inter Milan in financial difficulties, the Nerazzurri may not prevent a move to Dumfries if a suitor pays €50 million. Barcelona and Manchester United are both interested in signing him.
The Barcelona interest arises from the recent stumbling block in the pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta. The Blaugrana appeared to be getting closer to signing the Chelsea captain, only for Thomas Tuchel to imply that he might block a move for the Spaniard.
Barcelona will have to find a replacement for Azpilicueta, with Hector Bellerin, Dumfries, and Hugo Mallo on their radar. However, Barcelona will face heavy competition from Manchester United to sign the 26-year-old Dutch international.
The Red Devils are looking to bolster their right-back options, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot failing to impress Erik ten Hag. While Wan-Bissaka scarcely registers in the last third, Dalot’s defense is shaky. Dumfries has thus surfaced as a possible target for Manchester United, with the English club contemplating a bid for him.
Manchester United should be able to pay €50 million to sign Dumfries, but Barcelona may struggle to do so despite unlocking the economic levers. The Red Devils are presently leading the race to sign the Inter Milan defender. However, it will be interesting to see if Barcelona can beat Manchester United to the 26-year-signature. old’s