The Frenkie De Jong transfer saga has been dragging on for months now, with no resolution in sight. But things could be reaching a new phase, with the player first being left out of their 6-0 win against Inter Miami, and then being played out of position as a substitute.
Barcelona and Manchester United have agreed terms for a transfer. But, the player has not accepted a move to Old Trafford yet. Recent reports suggest that he would be more open to a move to Chelsea or Bayern Munich.
Frenkie De Jong could be forced out of Barca
Xavi Hernandez is set to hold talks with the midfielder and his compatriot, Memphis Depay, over their futures. The forward is more open to the idea of leaving since he knows he won’t get a lot of minutes. The arrival of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha has pushed him further down in the pecking order.
On the other hand, Frenkie De Jong is still owed around €20 million in payments. The player is not willing to reduce his salary for a stay at Camp Nou. And as a result, the board wants to let him go to make room for the new players they have signed.
The financial situation of the club could be the driving factor in them forcing De Jong out. The 25-year-old’s departure will free up a significant amount on the wage bill, and will also generate a decent amount of transfer fees.