Anything can happen – Xavi says about transfer

Frenkie De Jong
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Barcelona president has recently come out to say Frenkie de Jong won’t be leaving the club this summer, amid his wage saga with Barcelona.

Laporta said: “Frenkie De Jong is a Barcelona player of great quality and we want him to stay.

“With him and his teammates, we have a very powerful midfield. He has offers, but we want him to stay and he wants to stay too.”

Reports however claim that Barcelona are looking to either sell De Jong or get him to lower his wages significantly, and the Dutchman is said to be opposed to both scenarios.

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has admitted he’s unsure of the future of De Jong, and claims that anything can happen before transfer deadline.

Xavi said after Barcelona’s last pre-season match against Unam Pumas: “I don’t know what will happen to Frenkie de Jong. Until August 31, anything can happen, but he knows what I think and what the club want and need.

“Of course I’m counting on him, he’s a great player.”