Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez had a conversation with Dutch national team player Frankie de Jong regarding his future and conveyed an extremely important message to him.
In the match against Real, De Jong played in an unnatural position – stopper, which means that the coach has other players who are his priority in the midfield. Manchester United is interested in the former Ajax player, but De Jong does not want to hear about leaving for the time being.
Spanish media claim that Xavi has told his player that he can stay, but only if he accepts a 50% pay cut. De Jong has a contract with Barcelona until 2026, and his salary is a serious blow to the club’s budget. Barca wants 80 million euros for him, but United is slowly cooling off regarding the possible transfer.