Where will Frenkie de Jong play next season? A few days ago, Catalan journalist Gerard Romero revealed that the Dutch midfielder was very close to being transferred to Manchester United by Barça, in search of cash and “fair play” to be able to register new players with a view to next season. If the interest of the English club is real, Frenkie de Jong is not very keen on the idea of leaving Barcelona, which he confirmed on Tuesday to the Dutch daily AD.
“If there was something concrete, I would have heard it from the management of FC Barcelona. If I was called by another club? I can’t say, but I prefer to stay at Barcelona “replied the Dutch midfielder, not surprised by the Manchester United rumor: “It’s a logical link, given my past with Erik ten Hag. But that’s it: the link is logical, anyone can do it. If I had contact with Ten Hag? I can’t help say about it.”
“FC Barcelona has always been the club of my dreams”
Disappointed by his first three Barcelona seasons – “I had imagined more” -, Frenkie de Jong says he has no regrets about choosing Barça three years ago: “We have to be critical of our record. But it’s not like I regret my choice, certainly not. FC Barcelona has always been the club of my dreams, since I was young. And it still is. .”
While the 25-year-old’s intentions are clear, his future remains uncertain. Barça absolutely must sell players in order to be able to extend certain elements and recruit others, which was also confirmed this morning by Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga. Frenkie de Jong is one of Barça’s most bankable players and no one can guarantee to date that he will still be there next season. In addition to MU, PSG is also often cited in this file.