I think the idea was it was going to come out of the transfer fee which they weren't keen on. To be fair us giving 10m more in guaranteed fee kind of suggests your right. But if that didn't sort it then why would you bend over backwards to help them yet again. Theres a point where everyone involved says feck it, frenkie stays on his current wages and we go elsewhere. They have good reasons to think we're stupid cnuts but it doesn't mean we have to be stupid cnuts. We need more midfielders regardless of de jong. Buy one, leave barca to stew in their own shit till january and go back then.Trust me, a third party paying off 17M you owe will always work great with your accounts.