FC Barcelona market | Assignment of option to Frenkie de Jong

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Barca are considering the option of De Jong going on loan to salvage all or a good part of his record

The only one who achieves what the Barca club are asking for the transfer is United, but the Dutchman has made it clear that he is not considering this route

FC Barcelona revamps different options to solve the overflowing payroll problem. Specifically regarding Frenkie de Jong, whose salary is increased this season and completely exceeds the new limits set by the club, different scenarios are studied. One of them, the one that would solve the problem all at once and leave a lot of ‘cash’ in the battered coffers, that of the transfer.

There was an agreement with Manchester United, which reached the figure requested by Barça (85 million euros). But the Dutchman is not considering this option at all.

Frenkie clarified that, despite the insistence of his former Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag, not planning to fly to Old Trafford. He does not want to play the Europa League and considers that the sports project is not attractive. The “red devil” entity has been stumbling for years. From there, the player is the one with the last word and therefore the case is closed.


Barca must find solutions. As Laporta or Alemany have said in press conferences and public appearances (which have not been uncommon) these days, the club must review the contract terms of the Ajax-trained footballer.

De Jong in training this pre-season


As agreed upon signing with Bartomeu’s board, Frenkie is set to get a significant salary increase this third season. Something which, as we have said, completely escapes the different salary grids “designed” by Barça.

Thus, the option of a transfer was put on the table. A loan to one of the destinations that could appeal to the midfielder. Like Chelsea or Bayern.

In this way, Barça would save their file (all or part) and solve, at least momentarily, one of the big “browns” that they must be able to register new signings. This transfer would include a mandatory purchase option of 80 million euros. Frenki has a contract, let’s not forget, until 2026.

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