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De Jong back on the Bayern list: But there is one sticking point!

Frenkie de Jong
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Will a top transfer work out at the second attempt? FC Bayern are apparently once again keeping an eye on Barca star Frenkie de Jong. However, there is one thing in particular that could prevent him from signing.

Frenkie de Jong and FC Bayern – there was something there. the Dutchman was on the record champions‘ list in 2019. With Ajax Amsterdam, he stormed into the semi-finals of the Champions League this season and became one of the most hunted players in Europe. FC Barcelona eventually snapped him up for €86 million, leaving Bayern to lose out.

But perhaps the deal will work out at the second attempt. De Jong could be part of the large-scale transfer offensive that Munich are planning. According to Sky, the 26-year-old is on Bayern’s wish list for the coming season. According to this information, the Munich club have never let the midfielder out of their sight. They are monitoring his situation at FC Barcelona very closely.

High salary the sticking point in De Jong’s transfer

This has not been free of conflict in the past. Two years ago, the heavily indebted Barca even wanted to get rid of De Jong. However, the player successfully refused a transfer to Manchester United.

However, signing De Jong in the summer would cost Bayern a lot. His contract at Barcelona runs until 30 June 2026 and his market value is €70 million. However, the high salary that De Jong currently receives at Barca could be a sticking point in potential negotiations. However, according to Sky, these have not yet taken place.

De Jong himself also has other worries at the moment. He suffered an ankle injury in FC Barcelona’s 3:2 defeat in the Clasico against Real Madrid and is likely to be out for the rest of the season.

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