Barcelona may cancel Frenkie de Jong’s US tour in order to push him out of the club.

In the present summer transfer window, Frenkie de Jong has emerged as one of the most sought-after players.

With Barcelona apparently willing to approve a sale in order to raise finances, the midfielder has emerged as a top target for a number of teams across Europe, including Manchester United and Chelsea.
United, in particular, have made many attempts to entice the Dutchman to return to Old Trafford, with his old coach Erik ten Hag allegedly eager for a reunion.

Man United and Barcelona have also reached a deal, with the Premier League giants willing to pay an upfront price of €75 million. However, they are facing a big stumbling block in their pursuit since the player himself wishes to remain at Camp Nou.

 

The midfielder is earning a good wage at Barça and has no motive to quit, especially since he enjoys the faith of head coach Xavi Hernandez.
With that in mind, SPORT believes that Barcelona may go out of their way and make some minor changes to their squad plans in order to drive the former Ajax youngster out of Catalonia, having previously informed the midfielder that he must go this summer.

His omission from Barcelona’s next pre-season tour to the United States, where the team is set to play friendly against Inter Miami, Juventus, and possibly arch-rivals Real Madrid, might be one option.

De Jong’s absence from this trip might send a strong message to the player, who is already at war with the club over postponed payments and bad treatment. An exclusion might lead to the midfielder ultimately deciding to conclude his time at Barcelona in favour of a transfer to Manchester United.

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At the same time, such a move may draw unfavourable attention and scrutiny to Barcelona, particularly ahead of an important trip to a foreign country when the club may have limitless marketing opportunities.

According to the source, moving de Jong might be crucial in allowing Barcelona to complete the acquisitions of Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen while also accommodating Sergi Roberto’s contract extension.

As a result, it will be intriguing to observe how the Barcelona board handles the de Jong transfer drama, even as Manchester United works hard to obtain the Dutch international’s services.


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