Barcelona head coach Xavi has revealed he doesn’t know if Frenkie de Jong will nonetheless be on the membership at the top of the switch window.
90min understands Manchester United have agreed a payment totaling €85m for the midfielder, however the deal is being held up resulting from the Dutchman’s insistence on receiving round €20m in deferred wages.
Club president Joan Laporta has constantly stated he’ll do every little thing in his energy to maintain De Jong at Camp Nou, however has admitted this will not be attainable.
And Xavi has confirmed that doubts stay over whether or not De Jong will keep in Catalonia subsequent season, though his thought of enjoying him at centre-back shouldn’t be meant to be seen as an indication that he shouldn’t be within the membership’s plans.
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“I do not know if he’s [De Jong] will keep right here. There remains to be time and so much can nonetheless occur,” Xavi stated after Barcelona’s 2-0 pre-season win at New York Red Bulls.
“At the second he is an element of the crew, like everybody else. The proven fact that he performed at centre-back in the opposite video games was not an indication that he was going to go away.
“I don’t need to send signals on the pitch. I can talk directly to my footballers.”
While De Jong desires to accumulate his unpaid wages, Barcelona have been busy splashing the money this summer season. Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen have joined on free transfers, whereas Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Konde have signed for giant charges.