The midfielder’s future is still up in the air.

According to reports, if Frenkie de Jong wants to continue at Barcelona, he must accept a “drastic” pay drop.

Barca’s president, Joan Laporta, stated over the weekend that the club had no plans to sell the Dutchman, but he did imply that the Catalans want him to take a pay cut.

According to Marca, De Jong will wind up costing the club a total of €40 million if he stays at the Camp Nou for the upcoming season.

Since De Jong wants to stay, Laporta views a pay cut as a fundamental condition, although he is aware that the midfielder would find it difficult to accept.

Fabrizio Romano also seems to believe that De Jong won’t be pleased with a pay cut.

In an interview with Ziggo Sport in March, the midfielder recently stated that he would be willing to sign another term if he was offered.
.“I love being at Barcelona,” he said. “I’d probably sign a six-year contract extension if they’d propose me, yes.”