FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta made a vital promise to Barca fans yesterday that he would do everything in his powers to keep Frenkie de Jong at the club despite serious/several interest from Manchester United and other top clubs.
However, It seems as if his promises have fallen on deaf ears, as Barcelona fans no longer believe in him. Just as in the case of Lionel Messi, he had made similar promises about keeping the Super star at Barcelona last season and we all saw how that ended. Messi would later join Paris Saint Germain.
LeUpdoot: “I mean after Messi and Emerson we all should already learned our lesson to never believe whatever Laporta said blindly.”
Logdit: “Brother, never forget Laporta is a politician. We all were 100% sure that Messi was gonna stay.”
MrBlack: “Its just to put pressure on United to rise their price since we wanted 80m as a fixed amount and 20m on add-on’s, especially since the club is now not obligated to sell.. if we end up selling de Jong, the narrative that the media will make is that the player will not reduce his salary, a wonderful chess move from Laporta..”
Man United are perceived to be the ones highly interested in landing De jong as Erik Ten Hag has openly declared, he wants him. Rumours has it that Erling Haaland and Frenkie de jong are both both interested in Ole Gunner’s home located at Manchester and thus, could only mean one thing… “Laporta could be playing mind games with the public. Barca fans could be right after all.