The Spanish club need the Dutchman to accept Manchester United's offer inorder to meet Fairplay regulations and fund their new signings
FC Barcelona is seriously pondering the possibility of leaving Frenkie de Jong out of the squad for the American tour. With this drastic measure, the club wants to send a very clear message to the Dutch midfielder. They need him to agree to a transfer to Manchester United, for them to have enough money to be able to sign Sergi Roberto and register their first two signings of the season, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen.
In the coming years, De Jong's wage bill will skyrocket and his departure now would also free up almost 30 million euros in the wage bill. The sporting management is working all out to try to sign up all their targeted players and De Jong's departure would make things much easier by providing much-needed funds. In addition to his high fee, his sale would leave almost 85 million in Barça's coffers. That is why the club are adamant to the point of pressuring the player to go to Manchester United, and leaving him without a preseason tour could be a definitive move to overcome De Jong's resistance to leave.
The Spanish expedition leaves for the United States at noon on Saturday. There they will play four friendly matches against Inter Miami, Red Bull, Juventus and Real Madrid. It remains to be seen if Frenkie de Jong finally gets on the plane.
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