Barcelona only willing to pay Frenkie de Jong small amount of wages owed 4 months ago

Barcelona only willing to pay Frenkie de Jong small amount of wages owed

De Jong is owed over £17m by the club

Barcelona are reportedly only willing to give Frenkie de Jong a fraction of the £17.3m owed to him by the club in order to help him complete a move to Manchester United.

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Barcelona have asked De Jong to forgo are a large sum of the payment

On Wednesday, The Telegraph reported that any chances of the Dutchman securing the deal had been delayed by deferred wages and bonuses the midfielder is owed from Barcelona after he agreed to take a temporary pay cut to help the club stay afloat.

De Jong's initial salary was worth £12m a year before he reduced it to £9m in the 2020/21 season and took a further pay cut last year, earning £4.3m.

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As a result, Barcelona owe the Dutchman £13.7m in basic wages and a further £3.4m in bonuses after matching clauses in his contract.

However, the Catalan giants have reportedly told De Jong that they are willing to give back £2.9m in wages and for the 25-year-old to waive the outstanding payments so that the move can go through.

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Man United face competition for De Jong's signature

Jacque Talbot has also said that everybody involved in the deal wants the move to go through. However, there is now another club entering the race in Chelsea.

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The Blues are reportedly willing to offer two players who the Catalan giants have registered a long-term interest in - Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta - to sweeten the offer.

Chelsea are close to making their first signing under their new ownership after Raheem Sterling agreed personal terms ahead of a £45m move from Manchester City.

Man United meanwhile have added one new player to their ranks with the arrival of full-back Tyrell Malacia, while Christian Eriksen has reportedly agreed a three-year deal subject to a medical.