Barça vs Frenkie de Jong: the fight begins: writes Spanish sports newspaper MARCA. It refers to the developments at FC Barcelona, Manchester United and De Jong itself.
Manchester United has worked on De Jong and is approaching an agreement with Barcelona on the transfer, but De Jong seems to want to stay in Spain. However, De Jong can only stay if he is willing to surrender a salary. Chairman Joan Laporta has said that Barcelona does not want to sell the midfielder, but MARCA has other information. To ease the financial pain, the club would be open to a sale.
De Jong will soon sit down with Barcelona, together with his agent Ali Dursun, to find out the clubs position. According to MARCA, the Kamp-de Jong is not happy with the way Barcelona is flying things and even drops the word “angry”. “They dont like the fact that the news of the negotiations with United leaked and that the footballers contract was announced. They even see a campaign against the player.”
Barcelona reportedly wants De Jong to surrender part of his salary. He is one of the big earners in Catalonia, but Barcelona can no longer afford the expensive contracts. If De Jong says no , a sale is one of the options. That wont be easy, because De Jong would rather not leave at all.
Frenkie de Jong is back at FC Barcelona after summer vacay. A transfer to ManUnited is unlikely at the moment. Been told he definitely doesnt want to leave Barça for #MUFC! But he is also very disappointed about the way the Spanish side treated him. Difficult situation… @SPORT1 https://t.co/QnqF6PA2uN
— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) July 10, 2022