Marca reveals Frenkie de Jong contract: this is the reason FC Barcelona wants to sell him | Foreign football

Frenkie de Jong has himself often stated that he would like to continue playing football at FC Barcelona, ​​despite the interest of Manchester United. After all, Barca is his dream club. Yet the Catalans are not unwilling to sell the Orange international. That is not due to his footballing qualities. However, to the salary of the Dutchman.

De Jong still has a contract with FC Barcelona until mid-2026. Should the midfielder from Arkel serve out his contract, Barça will have to dig into his pockets to pay his salary. marca reveals that the Dutchman will earn no less than 88.58 million euros in the Camp Nou in the coming four seasons in terms of fixed salary and loyalty bonuses. That amount can increase by eight million euros if De Jong plays at least sixty percent of all matches and with a maximum of 12.8 million euros for any titles or reaching the Champions League final.

The table below shows the figures from Frenkie de Jong’s contract according to Marca. Amounts are in millions of euros.

The fact that De Jong will become a significant expense for FC Barcelona in the coming years has to do with several things. Firstly, the fixed salary that has been set at fourteen million euros when he comes to Camp Nou. However, due to the corona pandemic, De Jong has not yet received a large part of his salary in recent seasons. Those millions have been rolled over to the last four seasons of his contract with Barca. There are also loyalty bonuses. For next season, that bonus will be 2.88 million euros, for the following season even 9.7 million euros.

According to marca the board of FC Barcelona plans to set a new salary scale – the exact amount is unknown – and especially in the 2023/2024 season, the Dutchman would fall significantly outside of this. Including all bonuses (for that FC Barcelona would also have to win the Champions League, La Liga and the Copa), De Jong would earn 30.9 million euros per year in that season.

De Jong met FC Barcelona during the corona pandemic by having his salary, which the club had difficulty coughing up, paid out later. Initially, he handed in twelve percent of his salary, after which he handed in eleven million euros and five million euros respectively in the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons.

At the same time, De Jong extended his contract until mid-2026, giving FC Barcelona another four years from now on to pay out that sixteen million euros. A situation that makes the Catalans now more than willing to listen to Manchester United’s offer. According to Spanish and English media, The Red Devils now offered 65 million euros plus 20 million euros in variables.

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