FC Barcelona has been looking for a way out for Frenkie de Jong for a long time. The Dutch midfielder has a salary that is too high for the culés coffers and from the highest spheres it has become a priority to be able to find him accommodation or that he accept a radical drop in his salary.
Already signed Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessié, Andreas Christensen or Jules Koundé, the need to balance the accounts is evident, which is why the name of the former Ajax Amsterdam player has been the focus of the news of the Barcelona squad for weeks.
Doubts with your last renewal
Now, with the clear intention that the player accept a change of air bound for Manchester United or Chelsea (the two squads that have shown the most interest to date), FC Barcelona has issued a warning to the player, as indicated the information published this Monday by The Athletic.
The British media explains that FC Barcelona wants to terminate the current contract to return to the first contract he signed when he landed at the Catalan team in 2019. The Catalans consider that the conditions given by the old management implied an element of criminality, a reason that could give give rise to legal action against those affected.
There is no doubt that there are still a good number of chapters to be written that will feature Frenkie de Jong and his possible departure from FC Barcelona in the coming weeks.
▪️ #FCB want De Jong to revert to his 2019 contract
▪️ Understood club sent him letter alleging criminality by previous board on 2020 deal
▪️ Warned player & reps they may become implicated in legal action
▪️ Previous board confident in legality of 2020 deal
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) August 8, 2022