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Frenkie de Jong and Joan Laporta AGREE to discuss a ‘salary adjustment’ when the season ends

Frenkie de Jong and Joan Laporta ‘AGREE to discuss end-of-season salary adjustment as he appears ready to get his wish and stay’ – all but ending Manchester United’s pursuit

  • Frenkie de Jong and Joan Laporta in conversation about ‘salary adjustment’
  • Barcelona are in troubling financial situation with players facing pay cuts
  • De Jong was made available to buy to ease the financial burden on the club
  • Manchester United had a strong bond with the midfielder, but he chose to stay

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Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong will sit down with club president Joan Laporta and the pair will discuss the player’s pay.

De Jong had signed an extremely lucrative deal under the previous presidency when Josep Maria Bartomeu was in charge of the Catalan club.

However, due to financial constraints, Barcelona had to re-evaluate their players’ wages to register new signings such as Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.

Frenkie de Jong (L - photo after goal) hopes for positive wage talks this summer

Frenkie de Jong (L – photo after goal) hopes for positive wage talks this summer

The Holland international was among those who had to take a heavy pay cut to stay with Barcelona and help the side – with the money owed to him being paid through deferred payments.

According to Que T’hi Juguesthe long-awaited new discussion on midfielders’ wages will take place at the end of the season with both sides eager to find a solution.

If the talks between De Jong and Laporta are positive, that should put an end to the speculation that has surrounded the 25-year-old all summer.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea were linked to the Dutchman during the transfer window and a move to the Premier League seemed almost complete at one point.

United had reportedly struck a deal with Barcelona over the signing of De Jong, but due to the player’s desire to remain at the Nou Camp, a move never materialized.

Joan Laporta has been in charge of saving Barcelona's dire financial situation

Joan Laporta has been in charge of saving Barcelona's dire financial situation

Joan Laporta has been in charge of saving Barcelona’s dire financial situation

De Jong’s admiration for the Blaugrana will certainly help Laporta gain the upper hand when it comes to negotiations in the summer.

Speak with NOS During the international break, De Jong said: ‘It was clear to me, I wanted to stay at Barcelona.

‘There is no problem – nothing has changed between me and my teammates’

It looks like Ten Hag will have to wait to be reunited with De Jong, but with Barcelona’s ever-changing financial situation a lot could change before the end of the season.

Erik ten Hag (R) hoped to be reunited with his former midfielder after United's bids

Erik ten Hag (R) hoped to be reunited with his former midfielder after United's bids

Erik ten Hag (R) hoped to be reunited with his former midfielder after United’s bids

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