Barcelona Midfielder Frenkie De Jong Reveals World Cup Migrant Worker Cheekily Asked Him to Join Liverpool

Barcelona Midfielder Frenkie De Jong Reveals World Cup Migrant Worker Cheekily Asked Him to Join Liverpool

  • Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong has attracted interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea
  • Barcelona were desperate to sell de Jong in the summer transfer window and may try again in January
  • Netherlands' de Jong recently shared the hilarious request that one worker at the World Cup made of him

Where will Frenkie de Jong play his football next season?

One World Cup worker hopes that it’s Liverpool FC.

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Netherlands' star Frenkie De Jong revealed that a migrant worker at the World Cup begged him to join Liverpool. Image: Rico Brouwer
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The Barcelona midfielder is currently on international duty with the Netherlands in Qatar as the Dutch side looks to kick off their campaign against Senegal on Monday, November 21.

While answering questions during a press conference, de Jong was asked about his interaction with a World Cup worker, Liverpool Echo reported.

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The Dutch star explained that he was trying to ask the man about his job when the worker begged him to join Liverpool instead. De Jong couldn’t help but smile when recounting the story.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was ironically sitting next to de Jong in the press conference.

An uncertain future at Barca

De Jong’s future at Barcelona has always been up in the air. The club have looked to sell him during the summer transfer window, but de Jong stood firm.

The club are reportedly looking to sell him in the upcoming January transfer window.

Manchester United have often been linked with de Jong, as have Chelsea, but Liverpool have also shown interest in the player.

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The Blaugrana have been forcing the Dutch international to accept a new deal with a reduced wage since the transfer window.

At that stage, Barca gave de Jong two choices; either to join Manchester United or remain with Barcelona and agree to a reduced salary. De Jong chose to stay at the club but refused to accept a wage cut.

Frenkie de Jong survived Barcelona's best attempts to sell him and now opens up about interest from Manchester United

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, Sports Brief reported earlier.

De Jong refused to join the English side, putting him at loggerheads with the coach and management at Barcelona.

Source: Sports Brief News