Barcelona Camp Divided Over Frenkie De Jong As Ter Stegen Confident Midfielder Will Stay With La Liga Giants

Barcelona Camp Divided Over Frenkie De Jong As Ter Stegen Confident Midfielder Will Stay With La Liga Giants

  • Top German goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is highly optimistic Frenkie de Jong will now be leaving Barcelona this summer
  • The Dutch midfielder has been a subject of interest from English Premier League side, Manchester United and Barcelona are willing to sell him off to raise funds
  • Barcelona have signed top-quality players this summer but has been unable to register them unless they raise funds by selling off some players

Frenkie de Jong has some of his Barcelona teammates rooting for him to remain with the Catalan giants for the 2022/23 football season despite the club wanting to sell him off.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old almost all summer with reports suggesting they have reached an agreement for the sale of the Dutch midfielder.

Frenkie de Jong, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Barcelona, La Liga, Manchester United, Xavi, Juan Laporta
Frenkie De Jong has been heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona with Manchester United working on a deal to bring him to Old Trafford. Photo by James Williamson
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According to Football Espana, Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has hailed the qualities of De Jong and believes the midfielder will not be sold this summer.

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“Obviously, we always want the best in the team. He is that footballer with lots of quality and we want him to stay, but I don’t get involved, it is up to the club.”

Barcelona are open to Frenkie de Jong staying with the Catalan giants but club president, Juan Laprota has insisted the Dutch midfielder will have to take a pay cut for that to happen.

Xavi tells Memphis Depay summer exit is his best option

Meanwhile, Barcelona are preparing to offload some of their players in order to raise funds and Dutch winger, Memphis Depay is top on the list of stars the club wants to sell.

According to Barca Universal, Barcelona coach, Xavi has informed the Dutch winger that an exit from the Camp Nou will be his best option as he will not get much game time if he decides to stay.

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Depay has been rendered surplus to requirements following the signings of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, coupled with the re-signing of Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati’s return from injury.

Barcelona agrees personal terms with top Manchester City star

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona has had a fantastic summer transfer window and the Catalan giants are still not slowing down as they have intensified their pursuit of Bernardo Silva.

The La Liga club has so far signed Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Frank Kessie, Andreas Christensen, and Jules Kounde this summer and wants to add the Manchester City midfielder to the list.

Barcelona and Silva have edged closer to sealing a summer transfer as the Spanish club has agreed personal terms with the Portugal international.