Frenkie de Jong struggles with his current situation at FC Barcelona. This is reported by the Spanish sports newspaper Sports. Accordingly, the Dutchman is very disappointed with coach Xavi, who does not use him from the start in the important games this season.
De Jong was angry and disgusted that he had to sit on the bench in the Champions League clashes with Inter and FC Bayern and the league game against Sevilla. Xavi had made it clear that the ideal three-man midfield for him currently consists of Busquets, Gavi and Pedri.
In the summer, Barça de Jong wanted to sell to Manchester United but the midfielder decided against a move. He wanted to play an important role for the Catalans but that has now become a minor one. The ban on the bench could be a measure taken by the club to persuade de Jong to say goodbye – possibly next summer.
According to the report, Man United remain in contact with De Jong’s representatives. The Red Devils are said to be still interested in the 25-year-old, who have a big de Jongs supporter in the dugout, Erik ten Hag.