FDJ could come out and give a press conference saying this verbatim and you'd still have dozens of posters here saying there's a chance we could still sign him.
Unlikely sure, just De Jong has been someone who was a bit greater under Ten Hag than during any other time at Barca - that’s primarily due to Ten Hag’s ability to improve a player.Yeah Madrid really likely to let him leave
The only way to do it is to convince the player that they are not part of your plans, and they will not be playing so their career will hit a roadblock. Barca tried that last year with FDJ but realised he is better than anyone else they have, so picked him anyway, so he no longer had an incentive to leave. I still think the deferred wages are the stumbling block, but those become less of an issue as they get paid over the remainder of his contract.If someone could enlighten me how a high-profile player on massive wages with 3 years left on his contract can be forced by the club to agree to a transfer?
Last summer pretty much proved you cant.If someone could enlighten me how a high-profile player on massive wages with 3 years left on his contract can be forced by the club to agree to a transfer?
The search for a central midfielder will only intensify once that issue is addressed. Bayern are interested in West Ham’s Declan Rice and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, but firm moves for either are contingent on not exhausting their overall budget and other players leaving.
Seems very unlikely and just a PR wishlist from Bayern.I don't have a twitter post because I don't use twitter, however the Raphael Honigstein has an article on The Athletic which says Bayern want him:
I agree, he worked his way back into the team and seems indispensable now. Just thought it worth posting.Seems very unlikely and just a PR wishlist from Bayern.
FdJ doesn't want to leave, I doubt that's changed very much. Barca need him now more then ever with Busquets leaving.
I think the safe money is on Frenkie being a Barca player for many years to come.