Barcelona to keep Frenkie de Jong and sell Aubameyang to Chelsea
Rumors about Frenkie de Jong dominated the last summer window as the Dutchman was linked with a move to Manchester United. However, with the player unwilling to relocate, the move seemingly collapsed even though Barcelona seemingly was eager to sell the player due to the financial struggles.
Now according to Marca and Goal journalist,Alex Pintanel
, the Catalan giants have changed their minds and are willing to keepFrenkie de Jong
kicked off their La Liga season on Saturday with a 0-0 draw againstRayo Vallecano
as de Jong came off the bench to make an eye-catching appearance. The Dutchman was a driving force in midfield as he shifted the Blaugrana quality in the final 30 minutes of the game.
Barcelona supposedly was keen to sell de Jong due to his large amount of salary and their economical struggles, hence, they gave the player the option of leaving or reducing his salary, even considering legal action against the player who was unwilling to joinManchester United
, who suffered a 4-0 home defeat against Brentford on Saturday.
The La Liga giants are reportedly planning to balance their financial struggle by sellingPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
, who has been linked with a move toChelsea
. If Barcelona could bring in a decent fee and remove Aubameyang’s salary, they won’t be rushed to sell Frenkie de Jong this summer. Nico Gonzalez and Miralem Pjanic are on the verge of leaving Blaugrana with the club reportedly closing on a move forBernardo Silva
Barcelona will playReal Sociedad
next week on Monday, trying to return to the winning ways.
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