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Barcelona believe Frenkie de Jong will likely not accept a pay cut this year

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Contrasting reports continue to emerge on the situation regarding Frenkie de Jong and a potential salary cut at Barcelona in the ongoing campaign.

Earlier this month, it was claimed that the Blaugrana president, Joan Laporta, had a pact with the Netherlands star that he would negotiate a salary reduction this year if he would not leave the club in the summer.

And recently, it was reported that an agreement on a wage cut was close to being finalised between the two parties.

However, now, Sique Rodriguez is claiming that de Jong is unlikely to accept a pay cut this year. The journalist reports that Barcelona president Laporta still remains keen on negotiating a pay cut, considering that the Dutch ace has one of the biggest contracts at the club.

Indeed, as per reports, de Jong stands to pocket a gross salary of €37.5 million this season, which makes him the second-highest paid player in La Liga. He was handed a new contract until the summer of 2026 by former president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Naturally, Barça would be keen on reducing his salary so that they can trim their wage bill and get a handle on it. To that end, Laporta is said to be planning talks on a pay cut with the former AFC Ajax ace at the end of the year.

There had been talks about taking legal action to declare de Jong’s new contract null and void during the summer. However, the Catalans are no longer considering that course of action anymore and instead wish to hold discussions with the player.

But the club are aware that it could be difficult as de Jong is unlikely to want to accept such a proposal at the moment. It remains to be seen if there are any discussions held in the coming weeks over a salary reduction and whether the Dutchman would consider the proposal.

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