Barcelona president says club has "no intention" of selling de Jong

Sat 02 July 2022 | 19:36

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club has 'no intention' of moving Frenkie de Jong

Manchester United

's first offer of €65m for

Frenkie De Jong

was turned down, so they raised it to €80m. Sources told 90min at the end of June that an agreement was thought to be close, even though the clubs still had different valuations of the player by about €5m.

But now it seems like Laporta will not give up on the transfer saga. He took a firm stance on getting De Jong to stay when he spoke at a tribute to the late

Johan Cruyff


But he said that Barca would only be able to keep the 25-year-old player if they can negotiate a lower salary. "I will do everything I can to keep Frenkie, but it's also about his salary, which would have to be changed," the president told

Mundo Deportivo

. Laporta said that Manchester United is not the only team that wants De Jong.

"He plays for Barcelona, and experts say that at his position, he is one of the best in the world. We know that other teams besides Manchester United want him, but we have no plans to sell him, the president said with a strong tone.

"We know he wants to stay, and the player is a very important factor. He feels at home in


, and I would do everything I could to keep him there.

"You need to look at the salaries of some players who aren't what we want, but that's a different topic that needs to be talked about. Frenkie has a world level."

source: SportMob

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