Barcelona president Joan Laporta has publicly stated that he wants to bring in more talent to the team in the summer and for that he will be requiring some more funds. The best way to make these transfers possible is by selling some of the players from the current squad. Players such as Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong and Sergino Dest are all big-name players who are currently underperforming. According to recent reports, Barca might be looking to move these players to other clubs in order to generate some revenue. However, recent comments from de Jong’s father suggest that the player will be staying in Spain for the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Algemeen Dagblad, the Dutchman said that his son has been contacted by no less than five big clubs with Bayern Munich and Manchester United probably being two of them. Although he did not mention the club’s explicitly, he did mention the two aforementioned clubs. However, he also said that it was highly unlikely that his son would be moving to either of the clubs and the reason is quite humorous. He said,
"“It’s often bad weather there. Of course it’s about football, but it does matter.”Source Goal"
It seems that the harsh weather of Manchester and Bavaria has turned off the player’s interest in moving to those two clubs. De Jong seems to be committed to Barca and if he can understand Xavi Hernandez’s philosophy, that would really unlock his true potential. However, as of now his future with the club is uncertain and a big-money deal could really help out the Catalans since they are hell-bent on trying to acquire Ferran Torres from Manchester City. All we can do as fans now, is wait and see how this one plays out in the upcoming transfer markets.
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