Frenkie de Jong, jugador del FC Barcelona

FRENKIE, IN THE FOCUS

Renewal or departure: Barça waits for Frenkie de Jong

Published:12/02/2024 - 23:13h

Updated:13/02/2024 - 03:55h

Frenkie de Jong's future is not defined. His contract expires on June 30, 2026 and FC Barcelona is waiting for a response regarding its plans for the immediate future.

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The future of Frenkie of Jong has been one of the most argued commonplaces in the last weeks in key FC Barcelona. They have increased the rumours on the possibility that the Dutch abandon the club during the market of signings estival, although for the moment there is not at all on the table. In the club are conscious that his exit would produce an important economic profit, because it is one of the better players valued in the staff and generates interest in the 'big' of Europe.

The midfield player, for the moment, has not communicated at all to the sportive direction of the Barça. They keep waiting for his answer, after having him done arrive a new offer of renewal to extend his stay further of 30 June 2026, according to a recent information of 'Jijantes'. Deco Has had like aim the extension of the bond of Frenkie, with the same formula that used to renew the year happened to Marc-André ter Stegen, but have given a lot of long to the possibility.

The position of the footballer always has been clear: it Wants to live of the day in day out and still has two years more than agreement, by what does not consider pertinent the option to renew now. However, lyou culés have urged him to give an answer during the next weeks to consider his future. The Barça wants to define if it wants to remain, on a long-term basis, or if it will be in the shop window of sales in the summer.

The wage of Frenkie of Jong, the big problem

In this point, go in several factors in consideration. It is not a secret for anybody that the agreement of Of Jong is one of the most elevated of the staff, resulted of the renewal of 2020 and the diferimiento of his wage from does a pair of years. To put it in context, in this season to the Dutch player corresponds him a fixed wage of 18 million euros more other 9,7 'kilos' by bonus of fidelity. To this, add him a series of variables, by the achievement of titles.

For the next campaign, will earn €18m (without bonus of fidelity) and in the 2025/2026 will be €19m + €3m. The Barça is not in conditions to assume this wage, in spite of that it corresponds him by the 'efforts' that did between 2019 and 2022, in which it differed big quantities that from the campaign 2022/2023 has begun to earnr. The solution that proposes the sportive area is 'renegotiate' the agreement -of there the new proposal that have sent- and that the player accept to renounce to a percentage of his wage.

Key weeks for Of Jong and the Barça

The information of 'Jijantes' suggests that the Barcelona require to go down the index card of Frenkie of Jong if it wants to continue, by what all seems to indicate that the intention is that it produce a definite snip. Frenkie Of Jong has the last word and in the club keep waiting, but all the stages are on the table, as it had happened in 2022 and during the summer of the past year. The situation is, as little, taut.

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