Barcelona are reportedly prepared to offload key midfielder Frenkie de Jong for a staggering fee of €90 million next summer.

A recent report from Fichajes has offered an update on the future of Frenkie de Jong. It is apparent that Barcelona are prepared to offload him in the summer transfer window, with Xavi recently giving Joan Laporta the green light. It appears the midfielder’s hefty wages has become an issue in the Catalonian camp, and as such, the club is ready to sell him for a fee of €90 million next summer.

The primary objective behind the potential sale of de Jong is to help Barcelona reset their financial structure. But they also intend to use the Dutchman’s departure to fund a move for the club’s new priority target, Erling Haaland.

It appears Laporta has drawn up a plan to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward next season. The Barcelona president wants to build his new-look team around the young Norwegian, who is a target for several other European giants, including arch-rivals Real Madrid.

As for de Jong, his potential exit from Camp Nou will certainly serve as a massive blow for the club. The player had joined Barcelona two and a half years ago in an €84 million deal and a hefty weekly wage packet. In fact, the Dutchman is currently one of the club’s highest-paid players, with his wages partly crippling the Blaugrana’s financial powers in the market.

Time to deliver. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Frenkie de Jong could be set for a shock Barcelona exit. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Indeed, over the last year or so, Barcelona have been forced to target free agents due to the large expenditures in player wages. Laporta has tried to mitigate the problem by sending Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid on loan, while he is also keen on offloading fringe players like Philippe Coutinho, who was recently offered to Manchester City and Manchester United.

It appears even Frenkie de Jong has become an obsolete part of Xavi’s plans, primarily because of the rapid development of some of the young talents, including midfielders Pedri, Nico Gonzalez and Gavi. The three starlets have seemingly become integral to Barcelona’s midfield setup, thus affecting the importance of the former Ajax starlet.

Hence, de Jong will be allowed to leave Barcelona next summer for a fee of €90 million. The 24-year-old has no shortage of admirers either, with Liverpool reportedly prepared to challenge Bayern Munich for his pursuit, while Paris Saint-Germain are also preparing a bumper deal to lure him to Paris and give him the opportunity to reunite with Lionel Messi.

There are suggestions that de Jong is not a fan of the English or the German weather. It could potentially make PSG the frontrunners in the race to sign the Barcelona star, who is often regarded as one of the most talented midfielders in Europe. However, with his father recently suggesting that de Jong is going nowhere, it remains to be seen if he departs Camp Nou in the summer.

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