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Barcelona has refused to lose one of its most expensive signings, and the coach has considered the player as one of the untouchables around which to rebuild the squad.
From Barcelona debts They have come under severe scrutiny in recent months, as the club seeks to generate income by selling players, as well as taking massive salaries from its books (a key reason for letting Suárez be so cheap last summer).
The possible departure of Lionel Messi may pave the way for a lighter payroll, but it won’t solve all problems, nor do Barcelona want Messi to leave if they can help it. As a result, player sales are inevitable.
However, GOL newspaper affirms who have turned down an offer from Bayern Munich worth € 80 million for Frenkie de Jong on the grounds that he is a key player in which they want to build the next team.
The Bavarians were interested in De Jong last summer as well and have sought to take advantage of the financial crisis of the Catalans. However, given De Jong’s importance to Barcelona’s midfield, it is unlikely they will sell him anytime soon.
Sergio Busquets and Miralem Pjanic would be Koeman’s only reliable options should he give the green light for De Jong’s sale. Although Riqui Puig is also on the squad, his minutes have been limited. Barça, although they need money, cannot afford to sell a player like De Jong, taking into account the lack of quality in the squad today.
De Jong has been one of Barcelona’s best players this season. With four goals and four assists In all competitions, he is starting to be decisive in the key moments of this season and will be crucial for Barcelona’s challenge in the League and Europe.
However, the Blaugrana need to sell players, and have put several outfield players up for sale, such as Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, all available to the right buyers. At the same time, the club is also looking to bring players in free transfers with informed interest in Bayern’s David Alaba and Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero, both available in free transfers this summer.
Frenkie de Jong, along with goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen, is one of the last players Barcelona should consider selling.