Due to the present financial situation, FC Barcelona, one of the largest football clubs on the globe, is unable to retain quality players like Frenkie De Jong, which is harming the club’s reputation abroad and making the supporters anxious as the following season approaches.
The Dutch midfielder may join Chelsea on an unexpected move out of Catalonia before the transfer deadline due to Barca’s legal efforts, despite prior speculations connecting a move to Old Trafford.
Why is FC Barcelona allegedly threatening Frenkie De Jong?
FC Barcelona has spent a lot of money while being in significant debt, pulled financial levers like they were out of date, and required numerous players, including Frenkie De Jong, to take significant pay cuts.
However, the Dutchman has demonstrated his will to stay in the team since the opening of the current summer transfer window, a stance that was supported by his manager, Xavi.
De Jong, according to “Sport,” does not want to join Chelsea or Manchester United and does not want to take a wage reduction either and that is because he is aware that he is entitled to get the terms of the contract.
More issues have arisen as a result of the current board’s assertion that the contract signed by Bartomeu was void and therefore, the Dutchman has received legal notices regarding his staying at Barca according to numerous news which reported, “Barcelona have once again told Frenkie De Jong that he must take a 50% pay-cut or leave the club.”
🚨 Barcelona have once again told Frenkie De Jong that he must take a 50% pay-cut or leave the club.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 11, 2022
On the other hand, Joan Laporta, the President of FC Barcelona, has refuted these reports, stating that the new additions will help the team succeed, which will then enable them to pay their players more lavishly.