Frenkie De Jong Survived Barcelona’s Best Attempts to Sell Him, Opens Up About Interest From Manchester United
- Frenkie de Jong was determined to stay at FC Barcelona, despite the club trying to sell him to Manchester United
- Barcelona were criticised for their forceful nature in trying to sell some of their players during the transfer window
- Frenkie de Jong is currently with the Dutch national team as they prepare for fixtures against Poland and Belgium
Frenkie de Jong's future at Barcelona was very uncertain during the recent transfer window, but the Dutch midfielder survived the cut.
Barcelona were desperate to sell de Jong, with Manchester United agreeing on a deal with the Spanish club for the player.
De Jong refused to join the English side, putting him at loggerheads with the coach and management at Barcelona.
Daily Mail reported that with the transfer window firmly behind him, de Jong has broken his silence on the transfer saga.
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'I can't give too many details away. But the club has its own ideas, and I have my own ideas, and sometimes they clash with each other. But at the end of the day, things went okay," he said.
De Jong's comments touched on the recent saga, with Barcelona wanting him to leave against his wishes as they sought to make money to bring in other players. The club even tried to get the Dutch international to take a pay cut to stay in Spain, but de Jong stood resolute.
The transfer saga made headlines worldwide, as many criticised Barcelona for their antics.
De Jong added that despite the interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, he always knew that he wanted to stay at Barcelona.
The midfielder is currently on national duty with the Dutch team. First, Holland will take on Poland and then Belgium in the UEFA Nations League, Football Oranje reported.
Barcelona trying to rip up Frenkie De Jong’s contract, threatens legal action against Dutch midfielder
Barcelona are threatening to take legal action against Dutch midfielder, Frenkie de Jong over alleged criminality with his new deal signed with the club in 2020.
The Catalan giants are looking for all means to offload the Dutch midfielder this summer or find a means for him to reduce his salary package to ease the club’s financial pressure.
According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona has reportedly told Frenkie de Jong that they want to rip up his current contract and revert back to the original terms he signed in 2019.
Source: Sports Brief News