De Jong admits Barcelona want to sell him: But I had other ideas

Posted Thursday, September 22, 2022 by

De Jong admits Barcelona want to sell him: But I had other ideas

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong concedes the club wanted to sell him to Manchester United or Chelsea over the summer.

A £63million fee had been agreed with the Spanish club to bring him to Old Trafford.

But agreeing personal terms proved too difficult, with the 25-year-old determined to stay with the LaLiga giants.

De Jong said: "Chelsea and Man United interest? I already decided in May that I wanted to stay at Barcelona. I never changed this decision during the summer.

He later added that at times during the summer he and Barcelona did not always agree on where he would be playing his football this season.

"I can't give too much details away," he said. "But look.. the club has it's own ideas and I have my own ideas too and sometimes this clashes with each other. But at the end of the day things went okay."

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