La Liga president Javier Tebas criticises Barcelona’s treatment of Frenkie de Jong

La Liga president Javier Tebas has weighed in on Barcelona’s attempts to convince Frenkie de Jong to significantly reduce his salary. Tebas said that players can’t be split from the team and pressured – that’s something that violates law, reason and ethics.

Barcelona, he said, know the rules and responsibilities that they need to meet as employers. The Catalan club are keen for Frenkie to either reduce his salary or else leave the club for pastures new – they’ve already agreed a transfer with Manchester United but the 25-year-old Dutchman is determined to stay at Camp Nou.

This has created an awkward stand-off, with Xavi Hernandez trying to balance his duty to the player and to the club. Frenkie has been included in Barcelona’s pre-season tour of the United States but he’s yet to earn minutes in his preferred midfield role. When he has played, it’s been at centre-back. Far from ideal.

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  1. Looks like another Dembélé-esque situation shaping up for Barça. Where was Tebas in the public denouncements for that debacle? Seems a little hypocritical.

  2. I must have missed the criticism. All Tebas said was that Barca know the rules. Frenkie played CB for over half of his total minutes at Ajax, and has gotten minutes in every preseason match thus far. The club have a right to try and sell him, and they have a right to ask him to reduce his wages.
    The club are within the rules, and their rights. Clickbait is cheap; you should avoid it.

  3. Players should just say no. Imagine your boss comes to you and asks for a salary reduction (while earning fat checks himself and throwing money away on players such as griezmann, coutinho or brathwaite) implying “solidarity principle”.
    Just say go fk yourselves, here is the contract. I dont care, dont play me; you will lose money on me if Im not match fit.
    Your move.

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