Frenkie de Jong is open to taking a wage cut to stay at Barcelona

In the contract Frenkie de Jong signed with Bartomeu, the player’s salary would considerably increase in the fourth season. If he wants to stay, he would have to reduce it.

Frenkie de Jong is open to taking a wage cut to stay at Barcelona

There has been quite a buzz around Frenkie De jong and his continuity at Barca. Multiple reports stated that the club will be ready to sell him if they receive a huge offer. Even though both the club and the coach rate him highly, the financial issues within the club are what make them explore this option.

Xavi: “I have said many times that Frenkie de Jong is very important. He has almost always been a starter under me and for me he is fundamental. Then there is also the financial situation of the club and it will have to be decided”.

The previous Board headed by Bartomeu left the club in turmoil. It resulted in the club being unable to register their greatest player ever Lionel Messi due to financial fair play rules. The club still has a massive wage bill, which is indeed a headache for the new board in charge.

In the contract Frenkie de Jong signed with Bartomeu, the player’s salary would considerably increase in the fourth season of his contract. Thus he will have to take a pay cut if he is keen on continuing at the club and the player himself has already said he’s okay with taking a pay cut.

Clubs like Bayern, PSG, United, and City are all eyeing the situation and are interested in the possibility of signing him if he is to leave Barca. Manchester United are pushing for the signing even though it is very unlikely for the player to end up at Old Trafford.

He was brought to the camp now to eventually replace an aging Busquetus, but his natural instincts to roam freely around the pitch and drive the ball forward doesn’t make him suitable for this role. Frenkie de Jong has struggled at Barcelona to put up consistent performances and was never able to unlock his complete potential.

Nothing is certain about his future at the moment and anything can happen in the summer transfer window.


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