Frenkie De Jong has already confirmed he was pressured into considering an exit from the club.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has denied rumours over his refusal to take a salary cut at Camp Nou.
The Dutchman was heavily linked with the summer move to Manchester United. He was also tracked by Chelsea in a long-running summer transfer battle.
He has earlier played for Ajax and Erik ten Hag is the current head coach of Man United so he would be in the mind of the Premier League club in January.
Despite all these, the 25-year-old showed his desire to stay in Catalonia, ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. Barcelona were also in mood to let the player go.
De Jong has already confirmed he was pressured into considering an exit from the club, by president Joan Laporta, as transfer interest in him increased.
The Dutch international also refuted speculation over how much he earns at Barcelona and his stance on a pay cut to assist with a fiscal remodelling at the club.
“There have been many lies and falsehoods spread about my salary”, as per reports from TV NOS, via Mundo Deportivo.
“In each of the first 3 years I played here, I cut my salary.
“Eventually the money comes back, and it comes on top of my normal salary, so it looks bigger.
“I think a lot of people don’t understand this, but the figures the media are spreading are false.”