Joan Laporta made it clear yesterday Saturday: “We are prepared in case we have to sell an important player”. And, to this day, the professional with the most numbers leaving the Camp Nou it is Frankie de Jongbecause he is one of the most talented footballers and market in the culé dressing room and because the Barca received a large offer from Man Utd for him: 60 million fixed plus 20 in variables. His departure would solve a good part of the economic problems that weigh down the entity. But the Dutchman, with a contract until June 2026, is not making it easy. He keeps uncertainty about his future.
Frankie de Jong was contrary, just a few days ago, about a hypothetical march of the Barca. “I’d rather stay. The Barcelona It is the club of my dreams since I was little. If others call I will take the call, of course; It is something that is always done, but I do not want to talk about rumors anymore. I feel good in Barcelona”, he said. Yesterday, after the meeting of Netherlands vs. Poland it was less clear. asked, for ESPN, if you will change the beaches of Barcelona because of the cold Manchesterhe answered, laughing: “I can’t say anything.”
The 25-year-old international has always made clear his desire to succeed in the Camp Noustage reached in summer 2019. Until a few days ago, she had no intention of leaving and I was focused on Xavi’s future project, a coach whom he admires and with whom he considers he can continue to grow. But the pressure of Barcelonain need of income, and the insistence of Ten Hag, who already directed it in the AjaxThey are causing you doubts.
However, his future is not yet clear. Since England it is insisted, in the last hours, that the media is almost convinced to move to Manchester because the Dutch coach is pressing you to accept the change of scenery and because you would see your file noticeably improved. But in the Barca They still do not have confirmation that the midfielder, a fundamental man in the scheme of Xavi (the, Busquets and Pedri are the titular media), has already made a final decision. The Board and the Sports Directorate have to wait. Fingers crossed.