Frenkie de Jong could be forced to leave Camp Nou this summer.
The Frenkie de Jong saga to Manchester United needs to settle down in the coming days.
According to reports, Man United have agreed on a fee of €85m for the Dutch midfielder but De Jong wants £17m in deferred wages before leaving the Catalan giants.
De Jong himself never wanted to leave Camp Nou but could be forced out of Camp Nou in the next few weeks.
Even club president Joan Laporta claims the midfielder is still an important player and the club holds no desire to sell him this summer.
“It’s not true that we are forced to sell Frenkie de Jong, this is not correct,” Laporta said. “Frenkie’s trip to the US will be decided by Xavi…I understand that Frenkie will be on the US tour.”
But club director Mateu Alemany believes Barcelona needs to meet La Liga’s strict financial regulations and players will be sold in order to meet the criteria.
“Frenkie is an important player for us and we count on him,” Alemany said on Friday. “What is clear is that the Fair Play system will force players to depart.”