Barcelona ready to cash in on Frenkie De Jong for £75m with Manchester City a possible destination

Chidalu Obiajulu

Frenkie De Jong, Dutch international and Barca player, was in a hot form during his time as an Ajax player (2018/2019) season, which drew many attentions from Europe top clubs but later landed at Barcelona.

Having failed to live up to expectations since his big money transfer, the Catalan club are considering selling the player for 75million Euro, and Manchester City appear to be a potential destination.

The Spanish LaLiga giants are hoping to rebuild from the rubble under new boss Xavi, but are in a dire situation financially so they could be forced to push through player sales before they can bring in fresh recruits – with the coach keen to revamp the squad.

The Dutch man would be the first to follow the exit door so as to raise funds, as reported by Spanish TV channel El Chiringuito, with Barcelona believing that he represents their strongest chance of raking in the most money.

There have been reports that Manchester City are interested in the player, with boss Pep Guardiola looking for a good midfielder who can fit into his possession football.

The alternative report of last month was that Frenkie De Jong disposed himself of been used in a swap deal with Raheem Sterling of Manchester city.

At the arrival of the Dutch man during the summer of 2019/2020 season, he was seen as the key for the club to build unto future, and have since then made more than 100 appearance for the club.

During the spell of his co compatriot Ronald Koeman, he was a very important player and with the arrival of the new manager, has also admitted that he’s a fan of the 24 years old Dutch player.

The new manager commented that De Jong is a good, exceptional and excellent player, who’s not afraid to receive the ball at difficult areas and can turnaround.

“Yes!! I know quite alright he needs time to adapt, it is another culture. It is a big club. It has nothing to do with neither with me nor with Iniesta nor with Busquets,” Xavi Hernandez said about De Jong.

“His ability to withstand pressure, he’s one for the future and key to the current generation of the Netherlands national team, exceptionally good.

“He’s got a very good and talented generation and is going to win many big things probably,” he concluded.