The club say they are not blocking the midfielder from linking up with the squad
Barcelona president Joan Laporta claims the recent reports that the club would block Frenkie de Jong from going on the US tour are false.
“It’s up to Xavi to decide, but he will go,” said Laporta, ruling it out as a tactic to force him to accept a move to Manchester United.
Mateu Alemany also was asked about the topic. “Frenkie is an important player for us, we count on him,” said the sporting director. “The story ends here.”
However, he also added: “The Fair Play topic means there has to be some exits at Barcelona, some will go.”