Barcelona membership president Joan Laporta has once more denied allegations that Frenkie de Jong have to be offered to satisfy Financial Fair Play necessities, and expects the Dutchman to be a part of Xavi’s squad for his or her pre-season tour of the United States.
90min understands that Manchester United have agreed a deal of 85 million euros with Barça for De Jong, however the midfielder needs the membership to pay him 17 million kilos in deferred wage earlier than he agrees to a transfer.
Although he has apparently been open to promoting De Jong all summer time, Laporta has constantly insisted that the 25-year-old isn’t on the market – a place he doubled after Raphinha’s unveiling as a Barcelona participant on Friday.
“It is not true that we are forced to sell Frenkie de Jong, this is not correct,” stated Laporta. “Frenkie’s trip to the United States will be decided by Xavi … I understand that Frenkie will be on the US tour.”
However, Barcelona director Mateu Alemany admitted that gamers have to be offered to satisfy La Liga’s strict monetary guidelines, however declined to touch upon De Jong’s potential transfer to Old Trafford.
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“Frenkie is a very important player and we trust him. But we know that La Liga’s Fair Play tells us to sell players,” stated Alemany. “I can say no more [on De Jong leaving for Man Utd]. “
Barcelona have solely made two gross sales to this point this window, with exterior strikers Ferran Jutgla and Rey Manaj going to Club Brugge and Watford respectively.
They begin their pre-season tour within the USA on July 19 towards Inter Miami earlier than they face the bitter rivals Real Madrid in Las Vegas. They then host Juventus and the New York Red Bulls and return to Europe on the final day of the month.