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Barcelona need Frenkie de Jong contract annulled on account of ‘criminality’ behind settlement

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Barcelona have knowledgeable Frenkie de Jong that they hope to annul his contract because the phrases he was supplied by the earlier board had been unlawful.

De Jong’s future has been the topic of intense hypothesis this summer season. 90min understands that Chelsea have formalised their curiosity in him in current days, whereas Manchester United reached an €85m settlement with Barça earlier this summer season.

That potential transfer to Previous Trafford has been held up by the Dutchman’s insistence on being paid round €20m in deferred wages after he agreed to change his contract throughout Barcelona’s monetary struggles within the final couple of years.

Nevertheless, The Athletic now report that Barcelona contacted De Jong in the course of July to say they discovered proof of ‘criminality’ from each the membership and participant’s facet concerning his final contract extension in October 2020.

This contract meant that De Jong was tied to the membership for an extra two years till 2026, however diminished his wages for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, with the distinction being made up within the following 4 years. Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Clement Lenglet signed comparable offers.

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The present Barcelona board have since informed De Jong they consider sure legal guidelines had been damaged in signing such a deal and they’re contemplating authorized motion with a view to the contract being annulled. They then proposed the midfielder returns to the phrases of his first contract with the membership signed in 2019.

Barcelona’s earlier board who signed off these offers, led by president Josep Maria Bartomeu, reckon that all the pieces concerning these contracts was above board, not least as a result of La Liga and different authorized events green-lit them.

Head coach Xavi and present membership president Joan Laporta have each publicly insisted they want De Jong to remain, with the latter going as far to saying he might not have to take a pay reduce so as to take action, however indicators popping out of Camp Nou have repeatedly informed an reverse story.

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