Barcelona’s desire to sell Frenkie de Jong is becoming clearer with the revelation of the Manchester United target contract.
That’s because the club’s financial problems are still at large and playing a role in delaying more signings this summer, despite a confirmation by Frank Casey on Monday.
Now De Jong’s contract has been revealed by mark It shows exactly how much they will have to pay the former Ajax star in the next four years.
According to the Spanish newspaper, the club owes him at least 88.58 million euros in the next four years, but this could increase by another 20.8 million euros with bonuses and clauses.
The Dutch international has postponed some of his contract payments due to the Covid season behind closed doors, as have many Barcelona players.
This money plus the increased salary is owed to the midfielder, along with increased loyalty bonuses after staying with the club for three years.
In the 2023/24 season, he is set to earn up to €27.7 million only in his fixed wages and bonuses, but it could still go up depending on performance.
Getting all that money off the wage bill, plus the £60m+ they will earn from selling the player, could help the Catalan giants sign players in other positions that need boosting.
United are looking to finally take other steps in the transfer window, as they wait to see what happens with De Jong’s move.
His desire to play in the Champions League comes from not wanting to lose his scoring record to Lionel Messi, and having another chance to win it.