Frenkie de Jong has certified that he never expected to leave Barcelona all through the pre-summer despite the club expecting to sell him and strong interest from both Manchester Combined and Chelsea.
The domain of Barcelona’s subsidizes overpowered the market, with the Catalans constrained to offload players to change the books and make it possible to select another look group. De Jong was an obviously saleable asset, whether or not lead coach Xavi stayed aware of he was at this point an ‘huge’ player.
Joined even agreed a €85m (£74m) accuse of Barcelona, but the proposed deal was essentially dialed back by traps with respect to surrendered pay really owed to the player. Old Trafford specialists really remained sure of completing the trade regardless, but it never made it over the line.
Chelsea moreover made their own progress and were in talks with Barcelona, regardless of the way that at no stage was it certain that De Jong truly expected to leave Camp Nou – as 90min got a handle on close to the start of August.
By and by, the past Ajax star has figured out that he chose to stand by when May.
“I comprehended what I really wanted, staying at Barcelona,” he told NOS. “I can’t precisely dive into nuances. The club a portion of the time have its own considerations in regards to things subsequently do I. Now and again that effects, but all around it went fine. I for the most part had it clear what I wanted. There was a lot of fuss and a ton happened. It has clearly been not exactly equivalent to other trade windows for me.
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“Manchester Combined and Chelsea? In May I had recently reasoned that I would happen at Barça. I never changed my point of view.”
De Jong has been in and out Barcelona’s starting XI up until this point this season. He has tumbled off the seat on numerous occasions so far in La Liga anyway has started all of the club’s last two local games against Cadiz and Elche.