Barcelona willing to part ways with Frenkie de Jong in shock turn of events
Barcelona set for new era with Xavi
Following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, Barcelona finally landed their dream manager, in the form of club legend Xavi Hernandez.
Especially given their financial woes, in a magnanimous gesture from Xavi, it has emerged that both Barcelona and Xavi split the 5 million euro release clause to Qatar side Al Sadd, who the Spaniard was managing previously.
🚨 Xavi paid part of his €5M release clause from Al-Sadd to be able to join Barcelona. 💰
His signature has been approved by La Liga. ✍️✅
(Source: SPORT) pic.twitter.com/90ADPZBBiK
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) November 16, 2021
The new manager has wasted no time in setting up his own rules, and setting out his potential transfer targets for January, where it is believed he will have around 10 million euros to play with before player sales.
Frenkie De Jong up for sale?
Now, in a shock turn of events, it seems as though what was once thought of as a cornerstone of the new Barcelona, Frenkie De Jong, could be allowed to depart the club.
The Dutchman arrived in Spain from Ajax in 2019 in a deal agreed for 75 million pounds from Ajax, and has played virtually every minute that he has been fit.
🚨 ¡EXCLUSIVA de @10JoseAlvarez! 🚨
➡ “FRENKIE DE JONG está en VENTA”
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) November 16, 2021
However, with the breakthroughs in consecutive seasons of first Pedri and now Gavi, could they be looking to offload an expensive asset?
Gavi was applauded by the Spanish fans for his performance against Sweden today.
Luis Enrique knows the 17-year-old is special 👏 pic.twitter.com/FvKEI1JKij
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 14, 2021
It remains unclear just where De Jong would head, with a hefty 81 million value (as per transfermarkt) surely putting off a lot of suitors. Could his next destination be the Premier League?