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Frenkie De Jong is now worth €19 million

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Frenkie De Jong is more likely to leave Barcelona this summer as the Catalans are keen on selling their expensive buys to make up for their debts.

Barcelona’s salary bill is already inflated, and the club now has little capacity to recruit or register more players. Barca boss Xavi Hernandez’s plans to redeem the club don’t require some of the players. This attitude leaves the club no choice other than to get rid of the dead wood.

Frenkie De Jong and Barcelona

De Jong has been a major holding midfielder for the Blaugrana since he made his debut in 2019. Registering a total of 17 goal contributions for the club across, De Jong looks to be getting in shape. Despite Xavi being able to bring the best out of the dutchman, Barca’s financial crisis ruins the party.

De Jong’s pay is poised to jump to a staggering €19 million per year following season, according to Catalunya Radio. Given the financial situation wherein the Spanish giants find themselves, such wages would be a major financial burden.

Barcelona’s financial issues

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta intends to impose a €10 million annual ceiling on player salaries, which the Dutchman would well exceed.

De Jong is regarded as one of the Catalan club’s most marketable assets, with the potential to attract a large transfer price. Getting his hefty earnings off the books, on the other hand, may be essential for the Catalans.

The 25-year-old has drawn attention from Old Trafford as Erik Ten Hag threw his cards on carrying Manchester United. Frenkie De Jong’s prime was witnessed at Ajax when Ten Hag was in charge.

The same player-manager combo can be expected after this summer transfer if Barca cashes out on the player. Subsequently, the club is trying to bring in a lot of money into their account by selling De Jong.

Should Barcelona keep Frenkie De Jong

The former Ajax superstar is surely a good talent considering how well of a threat he can be in the midfield. The Blaugrana have a lot of unwanted players who they can sell other than De Jong. Ousmane Dembele‘s current contract talks aren’t meaning for Camp Nou to be his home.

Barcelona choosing to sell a bright player like Frenkie De Jong would definitely come back to haunt them. The club should only look for better ways to improve its financial status and not sell away players.

Frenkie De Jong under Xavi next season is expected to bring out the best in him and pose some serious goal-scoring threat to the opposition.

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