Frenkie de Jong held a meeting with Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez to discuss his future amid the links to Man United, claims Diario AS.
In it, the Spanish gaffer made it clear that he is counting on the midfielder for next season, but that Frenkie must make an effort to be part of his project.
That includes accepting a 50% pay cut, something which the Dutchman is willing to make an effort for.
Both left the meeting satisfied, but the ball is currently on De Jong’s court on what he wants for his future.
If he wants to stay, he’ll have to reduce his salary or else will not be in Xavi’s plans for the upcoming campaign.
Frenkie can see his wages cut down to around £225,000-a-week (with bonuses) if he agrees to the pay cut.
Going by him calling Barcelona as his ‘dream club’ recently and wanting to stay, it’s probably that Frenkie might accept the pay cut to stay at the Camp Nou.