Xavi: “Frenkie De Jong reminds me of myself. He is spectacularly good as an interior & can play as a pivot. He will not be a center-back.”
“Frenkie de Jong is a spectacular player, with a lot of leadership”
Frankie’s transfer was never for sporting reasons, it was for the financial crisis. Basically, the board tried to sell Frankie because his salary will increase this season.
A bucket of sympathy for the many soccer pundits who, from Twitter to the Spanish media, made Frankie the player of the neighborhood.
One thing everyone needs to remember is that Frankie was one of the team’s best performers in the 20-21 season, winning Barca’s best player award that season.
And yes, for those who think that Barca can sign players with so much money but can’t pay the players.
Being a player & paying a salary are two completely different things. There is money to pay. But La Liga sees the income of each club and gives them a salary limitation. And within that salary cap, all player salaries must be kept. No team can spend a single rupee more than this on salary.