FC Barcelona’s failure to advance to the UEFA Champions League knockout stages had financial repercussions. Furthermore, if they fall in their UEFA Europa League knockout playoff matchup against Napoli, it adds more to the losses.
Then there’s the reality of missing out on Champions League money next year should they fail to qualify for the competition as they currently sit in eighth place, five points away from fourth place.
As a result, Barcelona could look to offload a player that has no future under new manager Xavi Hernandez and could bring in a significant sum. According to the Spanish media outlet Sport (via Culture PSG), Frenkie de Jong appears to be the candidate.
The report states that Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich are among the teams interested in the midfielder. If Barcelona is open to selling him, they’ll hopefully look to secure close to the €75-million they paid in 2019 for de Jong.
“The top five European clubs called him. I know Barca need the money, and an interesting offer for Frenkie could help. Yet I don’t see that happening,” the 24-year-old midfielder’s father even told Dutch media AD.
PSG does need a midfielder, but with the history between themselves and Barcelona, it’s hard to imagine both clubs making any type of deal despite the Spanish club being in a financial situation where they can’t turn any money down.