The situation of Frankie de Jong in the Barcelona could be resolved in the next few days. The high command of the Barça team need to sell to the Dutch midfielder to balance the wage bill and they have found in the Chelsea to the perfect customer. And it is that according to the Catalan press this Saturday, the painting of the premier league He is willing to pay 70 million euros for the pass card of the international with the Netherlands. In addition, after the arrival of Marc Cucurella from Brighton, those from London would have no problem letting the Spanish out. Mark Alonso.
The left back is one of Xavi Hernández’s requests in the current transfer market, which is why Barcelona would gladly accept Chelsea’s proposal. The former Fiorentina footballer simply does not fit into Thomas Tuchel’s plans for the 2022-23 season.
Always according to the aforementioned source, the agreement between Barça and Chelsea should be resolved this week. On the side of the Barça team, it remains to convince De Jong to go to the Premier League. However, even if the Dutchman insists on staying, the Londoners will sell Alonso for less than €10m.
Without a doubt, it will not be easy for president Joan Laporta to reach an agreement with De Jong. They have tried to convince him in every way and they have even given the former Ajax player an ultimatum: either he agrees to go to English football or he stays at Barça, but considerably reducing his salary.
With Josep María Bartomeu as president, back in 2019, Frenkie de Jong signed a contract in which each passing season earns more and more money. The club wants to avoid this and he will only stay in the team this season if he agrees to a sizeable pay cut.
Barça paid almost 86 million euros for him, for one of the players called to mark an era at the Camp Nou, but his performance has raised doubts. In the 138 games played, he has scored 13 goals and distributed 17 assists, numbers that reinforce the idea that Frenkie is not a decisive player nor is his file in line with his numbers.
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