Barcelona ‘will ask Frenkie de Jong for ONE MORE pay cut as they want to keep the Dutch midfielder while complying with LaLiga financial rules’ – in a boost for Man United after Erik ten Hag was unable to sign him last summer
- De Jong will reportedly be asked to take a pay cut at Barcelona this summer
- The club must abide by LaLiga’s financial rules in order to sign signatures
- Manchester United was previously linked with a transfer from the Dutch star
Barcelona will ask midfielder Frenkie de Jong to implement another pay cut this summer, according to reports in Spain.
The Netherlands international has been heavily linked in the past with an exit from Camp Nou, with the club struggling to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.
That has now been announced by Mundo Deportivo that De Jong will be asked to reduce his wages in order to comply with the financial rules.
The report says that Barcelona will make a proposal to Marc ter Stegen and De Jong to see them a net extension of two or three years.
This would reduce their salary at the beginning of each year, but the longer contract would bring more money to the duo.
Reportedly, Barcelona will ask Frenkie de Jong for a pay cut in the summer
Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is also ‘offered a new contract on reduced terms’
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While there has already been some contact, Barcelona are waiting for La Liga’s conviction to discuss the situation with their players.
They also plan to renegotiate the contract of Ousmane Dembele, whose contract expires in 2024.
It was previously reported that Barcelona must raise £178 million to comply with Financial Fair Play rules, and that the sale could take place this summer.
Ferran Torres and Raphinha have been linked with departures, and with De Jong a long-term target for Manchester United, the latest news could boost Erik ten Hag’s side.
However, the Dutch midfield maestro was previously named as one of Barcelona’s three ‘untouchable’ players for the summer transfer window.
It remains to be seen whether the latest news will change this.
De Jong previously dismissed claims he had taken a ‘three-year pay cut’ to stay at Barcelona, with it unclear if he would take one in the summer.
United will undoubtedly look to increase their numbers in midfield and could turn to De Jong if they get some encouragement for a bid.