According to recent reports, Barcelona club executives acknowledged that they came close to making a significant error. They considered the possibility of selling Frenkie de Jong during last summer’s transfer window.
The statement seems to suggest that there were rumors linking De Jong with a move away from Barcelona last summer. That Manchester United was showing interest in signing him. However, the transfer did not materialize, and De Jong remained at Barcelona.
It seems that De Jong’s decision to resist United’s advances was not the only obstacle to the transfer. According to reports, there was also an issue regarding deferred wages owed to him by Barcelona, which made a move to England almost impossible.
It remains to be seen if a move for de Jong is possible given his importance to Barcelona’s current setup and their reluctance to let him go. Additionally, Manchester United may face competition from other top European clubs if they do pursue a transfer for the Dutch midfielder. Ultimately, only time will tell if de Jong will make a move away from Barcelona in the future.
What did the Barcelona board say regarding De Jong?
Mundo Deportivo reported that the rise of Frenkie de Jong’s status within the team. Also his role in Xavi’s plans have led Barcelona club executives to admit that they almost made a mistake by being open to selling him last summer. This indicates that the club has no intention of letting go of the midfielder. Deespite reported interest from Manchester United and a desire for a reunion with his former coach Erik ten Hag.
The Barca leadership acknowledges that they are delighted with the performance of the Dutch midfielder. They confesses to Mundo Deportivo that his departure would have been a mistake.
Barcelona board admitted:
“Lucky we didn’t sell him.”
“This season, De Jong stands out because he is a very talented player with a different profile from the youngest players on the team.”
De Jong acknowledges Xavi’s methods and wants to play a pivotal role in the team. But only time will tell of his future. Barcelona faces Real Madrid Sunday night and people expect De Jong to make an impact.
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