Barcelona transfer news: Frenkie de Jong and Barca to renegotiate salary

Frenkie de Jong in action for Barcelona.

Manchester United’s hopes of last but not least signing Frenkie de Jong up coming summertime have suffered a different blow with the Dutch midfielder set to enter into negotiations with Barcelona over a new contract.

Erik ten Hag made De Jong his top transfer concentrate on just after succeeding Ralf Rangnick as Man Utd manager in Might, the pair having gained the Dutch domestic double collectively with at Ajax in 2019.

But De Jong wouldn’t budge. He experienced explained Barcelona as his “dream club” on arrival and was reportedly nonetheless owed €17 million in deferred wages by the debt-ridden Catalan giants.

United in its place paid €80m for Actual Madrid’s Casemiro, and they have turned factors about in modern months, winning four consecutive Premier League video games which have incorporated victory over Liverpool and Arsenal.

But the Pink Devils are recognized to nevertheless be retaining tabs on De Jong’s condition at Barca, which implies the most recent news coming out of Catalonia will be anathema to them.

De Jong and Laporta set for talks

According to Spain’s premier radio network Cadena SER, De Jong is ready to renegotiate terms on a contract which at present operates till 30 June 2026.

“De Jong’s deal will never be denounced,” SER journalist Adria Soldevila posted on Twitter. “Barca are distinct that they is not going to enter into a legal dispute. At the conclude of the 12 months they will sit down to negotiate a income adjustment.

“It’s the pact that De Jong and [Joan] Laporta reached: he stays, but is adapting to the [financial] predicament.”

De Jong will reportedly earn €37.5m this yr, which is the 2nd-most La Liga-large after veteran centre-back Gerard Pique.

De Jong has showcased in eight video games in all competitions for Barca this season, serving to them to 2nd behind Spanish and European champions Real Madrid in La Liga and 2nd in the Champions League team, behind Bayern Munich but earlier mentioned Inter Milan and Viktoria Plzen.

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