Report in Spain suggests Barcelona will tell De Jong to leave

Barcelona’s desire to sell Frenkie de Jong has been well documented this summer.

Even though Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he wants De Jong to stay, I don’t think anyone really listens to what he says in the public domain.

According to a new report from El LargueroBarca will tell De Jong to leave the club as his exit needs to be fast-tracked to avoid La Liga signing registration issues.

The above tweet translated via Twitter: “Barca will clearly tell Frenkie de Jong to leave the club. The exit operation at the club needs to be expedited to avoid problems with La Liga registration signings. Braithwaite, Neto and Riqui Puig must soon seek a destination.

That would suggest we’ll see some movement in the coming days – once Xavi and his squad return from their pre-season tour of the United States. They take on New York Red Bulls before heading home as the start of the 2022/23 season nears.

De Jong features in the starting XI – back in midfield rather than centre-back.

Barcelona XI v New York Red Bulls: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Christensen, Eric, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Raphina, Lewandowski, Dembele (4-3-3).

United will have to decide themselves on a deadline to conclude this agreement. We can’t let this drag on so much that it’s impossible to find a highly rated alternative.

The problem with De Jong is that there aren’t many like him.

It makes sense that he would move considering how Barcelona have treated him this summer.

It’s time to find a solution.