FC Barcelona has been a topic of hot debate recently. The Blaugranas have been super active in the summer transfer window. Despite the financial debt they were in, the club has seemingly found new ways to still make moves in the market. Barcelona have made some pretty big-name signings this summer. Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Kessie, Kounde, and Christensen have all been signed this season only.
It sure raises some eyebrows about how Barcelona were able to make these signings even after such a financial crisis. And even other Clubs and Managers have also taken a dig at them. But Barcelona have been adamant over the fact that people should focus on their own clubs and not Barca. The club activated the 3rd economic lever recently which provides another income boost for them. Bernardo Silva is currently being scouted by the club.
But there is a fear of these signings being registered. The wage bill is supposed to be very high and is unlikely to adjust all the new players unless some solution comes through. Reports have been flying around about how De Jong getting sold is the alternative to Barca’s wage issues. The Dutchman is the highest earner at the club and Barcelona also owes a massive chunk of money to him.
De Jong’s future still unclear At Barcelona
The situation with Frenkie De Jong is still not settled at the moment. The midfielder is adamant about staying at Camp Nou and succeeding under Xavi. Xavi is a big fan of De Jong but is very well aware of the salary limit that Barcelona have. The club cannot exceed the wage cap that La Liga has set, with De Jong being the highest earner at the club.
This has left him with 2 proposals. He has to either reduce his salary significantly or he has to leave the club. The dutchman has refused to reduce his salary further, after having already reduced it during Covid Period. This has made the open club talks for him with other European Giants. Manchester United have been the frontrunner in securing him.
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