Friday, July 1, 2022

Barca president Laporta refuses to rule out De Jong sale

Speaking to Catalan outlet L’Esportiu a few days ago, Barcelona president Joan Laporta refused to rule out a sale of Frenkie De Jong this summer, despite the Dutch midfielder having four years left on his contract.

De Jong joined Barcelona in the summer of 2019 for a fee which reportedly stood at €86 million. Since then, he’s gone on to play for the Catalan club on 139 occasions, scoring 13 goals and producing 17 assists. He’s a fairly regular feature of Barcelona’s midfield section and his contribution has been notable, but it seems the people running the club wouldn’t have too much difficulty imagining the future without him.

The 25-year-old has frequently been linked with Manchester United, where his former box at Ajax Erik ten Hag has just started his reign as the manager, but Barcelona’s reported demand of €100m for his services might put a spanner in the works, and not just for the 20-time English champions.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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