Barcelona to void Frenkie de Jong contract for irregularities

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been told by the club management that his contract will be voided for failure to meet the required guideline.

The club said that the contract offered by the previous board under the leadership of president Josep Maria Bartomeu, was illegal.

De Jong has been on the radar of Manchester United who have offered €85m to Barcelona to snap the midfielder to Old Trafford but reports reveal that the player refused to honour the move following the failure by the Red Devils to qualify for Champions League.

In a new development, The Athletic reveals that the player is seeking that Blaugrana pays him €20m in deferred wages after he agreed to alter his contract during Barcelona’s financial struggles in the last couple of years.

The Athletic said the Dutchman was contacted by the club management on July 15 to inform him of the irregularities found in the contract extension he signed in October 2020 with the knowledge of former President Bartomeu.

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According to the contract signed by the 25-year-old which will see him remain in Camp Nou until 2026, there was a reduction in wages for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, with the difference being made up in the following four years.

The present Barcelona board headed by Joan Laporta ‘have since told De Jong they believe certain laws were broken in signing such a deal and they are considering legal action with a view to the contract being annulled. They then proposed the midfielder returns to the terms of his first contract with the club signed in 2019’.

According to the present board, the previous board who concluded the deals that also included Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Clement Lenglet agreeing to the terms, everything regarding these contracts was above board because La Liga and other legal parties greenlit them.

The club management, particularly head coach Xavi Hernandez and President Laporta, intend to have the Dutch midfielder remain in Camp Nou with the latter not inclined to take a pay cut but signals from the Cataluyan club reveal a different story.

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