Frenkie de Jong takes a dig at Barcelona’s handling of his situation
In recent years, Barcelona have come under severe criticism for their poor handling of transfers. The departure of Luis Suarez, in particular, comes to mind when the Uruguayan was frozen out of the first team dynamics until he agreed to leave.
A similar situation could now repeat itself with Frenkie de Jong. The Dutch midfielder is being pressurised to leave the club against his will and is unhappy with how the situation is being handled.
Earlier on Sunday, de Jong liked a comment on an Instagram post speaking about his departure. The comment read (h/t FCB World), “I dislike the way we have handled Frenkie’s situation.”
Though he later removed the like, this is a direct message from de Jong. It is clear that the midfielder wants to continue at the club but is being forced out.
In recent weeks, de Jong has strongly been linked with a move to Manchester United. Though it would mean a reunion with his former manager Erik ten Hag, the Dutchman is hesitant to join the Red Devils because of the lack of Champions League football.
Barcelona already have an agreement in place with the Premier League side worth €75 million plus €10 million in bonuses. However, there is no agreement between the player and the club yet.
Last season, the 25-year-old played 32 games for the Catalans in La Liga, scoring three goals and providing three assists.
Frenkie de Jong is currently in the United States with the squad preparing for pre-season. It remains to be seen if the Dutchman leaves in the summer or stays for another year. Nevertheless, the handling of his situation can be described as nothing short of disgraceful.