Frenkie de Jong and Franck Kessié training with Barça. Photo: @FCBarcelona


Jordi Cruyff reveals Barça's plans with De Jong, Kessié and Memphis

Published:7/12/2022 - 22:46h

Updated:8/12/2022 - 09:12h

Jordi Cruyff spoke to 'Mundo Deportivo' about FC Barcelona's plans for the winter market. According to the culé sports director, Franck Kessié will not leave in January and, probably, neither will Memphis Depay

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The FC Barcelona begins to define the planning for the second half of the 2022/23. Knowing that the problems with the 'fair play' financial do almost impossible fichar in January, the club will not modify the staff, except some important offer that allow to concretise a high sale, something that to these heights luce little likely. In an interview with 'Sportive World, Jordi Cruyff explained the plans of the Barça for the next market with Frenkie of Jong, Franck Kessié and Memphis Depay.

The forward and the marfileño aimed to leave in January, but the sportive director culé descartó this possibility. "There is not plan that it go out Kessié. Neither by his part neither by ours", explained Cruyff. Besides, it left clear what thinks on the 'case Memphis'. "At the end also we have to think, to day of today, to Lewandowski suspended three parties. They do the equations, but if neither with this goes you to give the 'fair play', then, for what sell him?", it argued.

Besides, the director blaugrana stood out the professionalism of the Dutch forward. "Always it has had a flawless attitude to level of effort and Xavi will be the first in saying it, says it whenever it is a player that does not give problems, that always encourages to the maximum and when it has had to be has been and has answered. Today we are not thinking in the exits but in having a competitive team and Depay, if it recovers of his injury, is a player that can help a lot", commented Jordi.

Likewise, it took advantage of to clear, once again, how managed the possible exit of Frenkie in summer. "I think that it was all previous to the solutions that achieved , to the 'crowbars', and in the club the financial situation and of 'fair play' forces you many times to think of a way that no always is of preference futbolística. No longer it is speaking of this. Now you look to Frenkie and has finish, before the World-wide, being a player in very good form and being important for the team and with the confidence of the trainer", explained Cruyff.

Renewal and discount salarial, an unlikely road with Frenkie

In accordance with Jordi Cruyff, the problem with the index card of Of Jong always has had to see with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga, by what the option to renew him and go down his wage always has been on the table, more the decision finish it taking the player. "The high agreements are difficult and one of the things that the club yes that has done, and think that is one of the most important that has done although it do not speak a lot, is to find the balance salarial", sustained the sportive director culé.

In this sense, added: "The reality with Frenkie is that it is here, has respected him , wants him and the player has had a lot of minutes and has finish being headline before going to the World-wide, what means also that the club makes a fresh start and that, while we are all here, want that the things go the best possible. Even what better play each player, more profit is for the club and for the trainer", puntualizó Jordi. Of Jong has agreement with the Barça until June of 2026.

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