Barça is definitely ready to do anything to bring in cash as quickly as possible in order to compensate for its XXXXL transfer window and finance its lifestyle as an oil king.
After warning Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite that they would not have a jersey number for the coming season, in order to encourage them to quickly find a way out by August 31, the Catalan leaders would have gone even further regarding Frenkie De Jong.
Thus, after having pushed him to join Manchester United, in vain, and having kindly advised him to lower his salary if he wanted to continue the adventure in Catalonia, the Barcelona leaders would have found this time a legal bias for the compel it.
Indeed, according to The Athletic, the club warned Frenkie de Jong and his lawyer that they wanted to cancel his last contract because of alleged "embezzlement" of which they had knowledge.
Unless he accepts an amicable deal in order to return to the terms of the first contract signed between the two parties.
The player takes this situation very badly
The goal is to pay less money to the Dutch international to reduce the payroll and thus be able to register his new recruits (Raphina, Lewandowski, Koundé) for next season.
Also according to The Athletic, Evgeni Levchenko, president of the players' union in the Netherlands, considers this action as "extortion".
FIFPRO, the global players' union, should follow this case carefully.
For its part, the former management ensures that the player's new contract does not suffer from any irregularity and wants proof that it has been validated by La Liga, just like those of Lenglet, Pique and ter Stegen, signed at the same period.
Relatives of De Jong denounce meanwhile a low maneuver of Barça, engaged … the day after the refusal of the player to join Manchester United.
Came into play during the Gamper Trophy won by the Blaugranas against the Mexican club Pumas UNAM (6-0), Sunday, De Jong would live very badly in his current situation.
Given the relentlessness of the Catalans towards him, the opposite would have been surprising.
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