Frenkie de Jong was one of the most talked-about players during the summer transfer window when the Barcelona midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou.
Even as we approach the January transfer window, he has once again become the subject of interest for Manchester United. The Premier League giants had failed to sign the player in the summer, but are reportedly prepared to establish new contact in order to lure him to Old Trafford.
However, in the recent Amazon Prime Video docuseries about Barcelona called ‘FC Barcelona: A New Era’, de Jong has confirmed his intention to stay at Camp Nou for the foreseeable future.
“I see myself playing here for a long time. I don’t care for rumors about whether I’m going to another club or staying here. We haven’t spoken about it and no one from the club has told me anything. I don’t think it will happen,” he said.
Frenkie de Jong has been a part of the Barcelona setup since 2019 when he joined the club on a big-money move from Ajax. Since then, he has racked up over 150 competitive appearances for the Blaugrana
Although de Jong has been criticised for failing to live up to his potential, the player has been making inroads in Xavi’s setup lately. This season, in particular, he has become a crucial outlet in the middle of the park, and with Sergio Busquets’ contract expiring at the end of the season, the Dutchman could become even more important for the club.
However, the 25-year-old’s impressive performances for club and country this season may not guarantee his long-term future at Camp Nou. And with Barcelona reeling with economic issues once again, it will be interesting to see whether or not they get coerced into offloading their prized midfielder next summer.