Frenkie de Jong has reiterated his desire to stay put at Barcelona this summer but the Man United target is apparently open to a Chelsea transfer if he is forced to move on amid financial worries for the Spanish club.
The former Ajax midfielder has been linked away all summer with an exit as Barca’s need to move on the 25-year-old is great to comply with La Liga financial regulations. However, with the Catalan giants are still in debt to De Jong over deferred wages, it seems as though the player won’t consider an exit unless he’s given what he is owed by his current side.
Despite not being paid his full wages due to financial woes, Barca have been able to to sign the likes of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie on free transfers but more importantly spend big cash on the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and soon-to-be the newest recruit Jules Kounde. Moves to free up funds by selling off rights to future TV deals have helped in funding this spending spree but still, the midfielder is owed a vast amount of money over the remainder of his deal at the club.
That itself has come into his decision-making on his future so far this summer but it is understood that he is ready to turn down a move to the Premier League. But as Barca continue to put pressure internally on De Jong to move on, it seems as though the player is standing firm.
This is because as per The Daily Mirror, the Dutch international has told teammates that he has no intentions of leaving this summer after joining up with the club’s US pre-season tour of Florida.