Barcelona president Joan Laporta refuses to rule out Frenkie de Jong sale
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has given a verdict on the possible sale of midfield ace Frenkie de Jong this summer. The speculation has generated a lot of excitement among Manchester United fans and I’m sure Erik ten Hag would really like to work with the former Ajax academy graduate again.
“We will do what is best for the club” laporta said sport. “If the economic levers that we want to activate come off, no player will leave for economic reasons.
“I insist. Let the sports management work. There are players who would have received offers. In the sports field, Xavi and Mateu Alemany reign and he ends up deciding the sporting direction of the club.
“I will follow what the club professionals say.”
De Jong has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer, with Manchester United being one of the clubs seen as favorites for his signature, despite fears the player would prefer to join a Champions League-qualified side.
It will take a lot of money to sign De Jong, who joined Barcelona in 2019 in a operation of 75 million eurosbut he’s struggled to perform in Xavi’s system this season.
Soccer Spain claims Barca fans are hesitant about selling De Jong this summer.
Only time will tell if United can land De Jong this summer, but he’s a player who would already arrive knowing a lot about Ten Hag’s style of football. This could be a huge advantage for the new manager.