After renewing Marc-André ter Stegen, Barcelona will start working to renew the contract of Frenkie de Jong. The Catalan club wants to close the contract renewal of the Dutch player before president Josep María Bartomeu leaves his charge.
The Barcelona board hopes Frenkie to become one of the central pieces for the coming seasons, alongside Ter Stegen and Clément Lenglet.
The Dutch player began his dream in Catalonia at the beginning of last season after signing a five-year contract with the club until 2024.
Barça has not yet started talks with De Jong, but they will do so in the next few days. It is undoubtedly too early to start negotiations considering that Frenkie has four years left on his contract but it is much more complex.
De Jong refused to sign the dressing-room burofax regarding the refusal of salary cuts due to the club’s financial crisis, possibly because he is on the edge of new contract talks.
The board plans to apply salary cuts for this season, but at the same time raise De Jong’s salary for the coming years.