Barcelona’s attempts to force out Frenkie de Jong ‘is being closely monitored by Fifpro’ as LaLiga side ‘want the Manchester United target to forfeit £11m of deferred wages’
- Barcelona want to sell Frenkie De Jong this summer but owe him £17m in wages
- De Jong agreed to defer part of his salary during the coronavirus pandemic
- The midfielder will not leave the Nou Camp until the dispute has been resolved
- Manchester United are desperate to sign De Jong and have agreed a £63m deal
Global players’ union Fifpro are reportedly keeping an eye on Barcelona’s treatment of Frenkie de Jong amid the club’s salary row with the midfielder.
Barca want to sell De Jong this summer – with Manchester United desperate to sign him – but he is not prepared to leave until the dispute is settled.
The Dutch international is owed £17million in wages by the Spanish club, which he agreed to defer to help the club’s finances during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fifpro are reportedly keeping an eye on Barcelona’s treatment of midfielder Frenkie de Jong
However, according to The Times, Barca want him to accept just £6m (€7m) off what is owed to him. That would leave the Dutchman £11m out of pocket.
The report states that insiders at Fifpro have confirmed that they are monitoring the situation closely but claim that these situations are ocurring more regularly and are symptomatic of a failing system.
It comes after Gary Neville urged De Jong to sue Barcelona over his unpaid wages, particularly as they have been splashing transfer fees and wages on new players in the meantime.
Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen have all arrived at the Nou Camp this summer despite the club’s well-documented financial issues.
Gary Neville urged the Dutch international to sue Barcelona over his £17m in unpaid wages
Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign De Jong, but he does not want to move
‘De Jong should consider legal action versus Barcelona and all players should be behind him!’ Neville wrote on Twitter.
‘A club spending fortunes on new players whilst not paying the ones they have under contract their full money is immoral and a breach.
‘FIFPRO should be all over bullying like this and stop it.’
Manchester United have agreed a £63million deal with Barcelona to sign the 25-year-old, but he has reportedly told the Red Devils that he will not be moving to Old Trafford this summer.
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