Frenkie de Jong from FC Barcelona is one of those players who are repeatedly associated with a move to FC Bayern. In poker for the Dutchman, the Munich team is now facing well-known competition. Chelsea are said to be serious.
As the “Daily Mail” reported, the Blues have submitted an offer of 40 million euros for de Jong to FC Barcelona. The Catalans are said to be insisting on a transfer fee of 60 million euros, but are ready to meet a potential buyer financially.
De Jong’s contract at Barca runs until 2026. Nevertheless, the midfielder is considered a possible candidate for sale. The 24-year-old is said to play no part in Barca’s plans and has received clearance. Superficially, the stricken coffers of the top Spanish club are to be refilled through a sale. In addition to FC Bayern and Chelsea FC, Manchester United was also traded as a buyer.
De Jong switched from Ajax Amsterdam to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2019 for 86 million euros. However, the national player was not always able to live up to the high expectations.
De Jong’s father makes people sit up and take notice
Most recently, de Jong’s father John commented on the speculation about his son’s sporting future.
“The weather is often miserable there,” said de Jong to the Dutch “Algemeen Dagblad” about Munich and Manchester: “Of course it’s about football, but that also plays a role. Of course I know that Barcelona needs money and a big offer for Frenkie could help but I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon. However, the top five European clubs have all called.” He left open which clubs it is exactly.
In addition, his son feels very comfortable in Barcelona with his girlfriend Mikky Kiemeney. “They are having a great time,” said John de Jong, who often commutes between Spain and the Netherlands to follow Blaugrana games at the stadium. Meanwhile, the only thing that is “important” for Frenkie de Jong is how his coach Xavi thinks of him.