Frenkie opens up on his continuity at Barcelona: “I personally hope to stay for another 8 or 10 years.”

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Frenkie De Jong spoke about his desire to stay at the club, life in Barcelona, Xavi’s support, and the culprit behind the leaked contract details in his recent interview with “The Telegraph”.

Frenkie on his continuity at FC Barcelona:

“I am very happy in Barcelona. When I play it’s great and in terms of living here, life is perfect. I see myself at Barça for as long as possible. I personally hope for another 8 or 10 years.”

Frenkie on the leaked details of his contract:

“One day a newspaper published the details of my contract. I didn’t disclose it and only one other party knew about it, so it must have been the club that did.”

“Suddenly there was a letter in which the question was asked whether my contract was still valid because the previous president made the contract. I found it very annoying that the club did this, but I had no further influence on things.”

Frenkie on Xavi’s role:

“I never had the feeling that Xavi was against me. To the media, he said that he was happy with me but that there was also the financial part of the club. I think it was difficult for him to talk about it. It is not he who makes these decisions.”

“He left the possibility of my departure open as he never came out and said: ‘Frenkie is staying no matter the financial situation’, but I really don’t put the blame on Xavi.”

Frenkie on the people who wanted him out:

“I blame these people [those at Barça who wanted him out], but I have nothing to do with them. Yes, they are Barcelona for me because they lead the club. But I don’t see them when I’m at the club. I have nothing to do with them in my daily life.”

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