Frenkie de Jong Not For Sale: Barcelona President Joan Laporta

Frenkie de Jong Not For Sale: Barcelona President Joan Laporta

Barcelona president John Laporta says midfielder Frankie de Jong is not for sale.© AFP

Barcelona president John Laporta said on Wednesday that Dutch midfielder Frankie de Jong was not for sale despite rumors that he was leaving the Premier League. De Jong “is a Barca player and we don’t want to sell him unless we have a need or interest in selling him,” Laporta said when the club unveiled new signer Frank Casey. “We know he has offers. We will consider it if we are interested at some point, but for now, we are not selling the player,” Laporta insisted. De Jong, 25, has been linked with a move to Manchester United and a reunion with former Ajax boss Eric Tan Hague, who is preparing for his first season at Old Trafford.

Laporta revealed that the club had made an offer to the French international. Ottoman Dembele.His contract with Barca expired in late June.

“Usman is no longer a Barca player, but we have offered him,” Laporta said. “He has not accepted it yet, but he wants to continue.

“We’ll keep talking, at least for now.”

Laporta also admitted to having lunch with Portugal superstar’s agent Jorge Mendes. Cristiano Ronaldo Who are reportedly seeking to leave Manchester United.

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“We discussed the transfer market in general, but I will not elaborate on whether he has spoken to me specifically about a player,” Laporta said.

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