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Josep Maria Bartomeu ‘assured’ Frenkie de Jong’s contract is authorized

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Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes that the contracts he handed to Frenkie de Jong and three different gamers at again finish of his tenure are authorized, regardless of the present board’s claims in any other case.

Studies emerged on Monday that Barça’s present increased ups, now led by Joan Laporta, had been in touch with De Jong over his contract standoff, revealing that they had been contemplating authorized motion attributable to ideas of ‘criminality’ in the newest deal he signed.

De Jong, together with Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Clement Lenglet, signed altered contracts in October 2020 which meant that they might defer their wages for 2 seasons, however the distinction could be made up over the next years of their respective offers.

And in accordance with SER Catalunya, Bartomeu is satisfied that these contracts are above board as they had been signed off by numerous authorized our bodies and authorized by La Liga.

The 59-year-old resigned from his publish quickly after handing out these contracts after changing into a universally unpopular determine amongst followers.

Barcelona‘s present board are hoping that De Jong and co will conform to return to phrases of their earlier contracts – within the Dutchman’s case, the preliminary deal he signed at Camp Nou in 2019 – ought to their present offers show to be unlawful.

De Jong has been closely linked with a transfer away from Barça this summer season, with Manchester United agreeing an €85m payment for him. Nevertheless, the midfielder desires to be paid round €20m in deferred wages attributable to this contract fiasco earlier than contemplating leaving. Chelsea and Bayern Munich are additionally .

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