After a busy shopping summer, Barca recently continued to receive good news from the top attacking star they are pursuing.
According to The Athletic reported yesterday, Barca sent a letter to De Jong informing that his contract extension signed with the club in 2020 showed signs of being illegal. The BLD team currently has enough evidence and is ready to participate in criminal proceedings as well as investigate the fraudulent acts of the parties in the contract.
In addition, Barca also told De Jong that they want to cancel the current contract and return to the July 2019 agreement. The move is said to force him to accept to leave or accept a reduction to his old salary.
While De Jong’s future at Camp Nou is still a big question mark, recently Barca’s target to replace him has made a strange move. Specifically, according to reputable journalist specializing in Braugana, Gerard Romero, Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva is looking to buy a house in Barcelona.
This remarkable move comes in the context of many rumors that he is about to leave Man City to go to La Liga to play football. It is known that Bernardo Silva has been on the target list of Barca since the beginning of this summer. However, due to financial difficulties, recruiting him encountered many obstacles forcing the club to sell off the star in the first team.
Accordingly, Frenkie De Jong is the one being put up for sale because he is the star with the highest commercial value in Barca. Moreover, the Catalan club also wants to push him away to save a large salary, thereby balancing revenue and expenditure to be allowed by La Liga to register rookies.
Barca’s recent bad behavior with De Jong is said to be to force him to leave to make room for Silva. Because the Man City side asked to put on the negotiating table at least 80 million euros to let go. Therefore, only when selling De Jong, Barca will have money to promote the Bernardo Silva deal.
The Portuguese player is said to be not afraid to leave Man City to find a new challenge after 5 years of being full of titles. Coach Pep Guardiola is keen to keep Silva but has hinted at the possibility of him staying at the Etihad. Sharing in front of the media, the Blue Man captain said: “I really like Bernardo Silva staying at Man City. He is a classy midfielder. However, I don’t know what will happen in the future.”
Last season, Bernardo Silva played explosively when he scored 20 goals (13 goals, 7 assists) in 50 appearances, making a great contribution to helping The Citizens successfully defend the Premier League title. It is Silva’s impressive performance that has captivated coach Xavi and asked Barca to recruit him this summer.