Frenkie de Jong has been added to the list of midfielders linked with a move to Liverpool, who need to reinforce their midfield.
According to Futbol Total (via The Mirror), Liverpool has made a £60 million bid to sign the Dutch star during the summer transfer window.
The Catalan club has secured several big signings and they must meet the salary limit allowed by the Spanish La Liga.
As per today’s version of Sport (news image provided below), the 25-year-old’s salary is one of the highest in the squad and Barca has given him two options.
Either he can take a pay cut to stay or the club will push to sell him before the transfer window shuts down next week.
De Jong and his agent, Dursun, believe that the player has already given up a large portion of his money (because of the epidemic), and that he does not want to cut his wages and wishes to stay.
The midfielder, who is also desired by Manchester United and Chelsea, is undoubtedly in a difficult situation. He primarily plays in the No. 6 position, which is usually filled by Barcelona’s captain, Sergio Busquets. On the other side, they have enticed Franck Kessie, an Ivorian playmaker, to reinforce the midfield this summer.
The former Ajax man still has more than three years left on his contract and he earns an enormous salary of around £ 340,000 a week (Football Transfers).
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