sport news Frenkie De Jong's Barcelona contract saga another sorry chapter for Catalans trends now

sport news Frenkie De Jong's Barcelona contract saga another sorry chapter for Catalans trends now
sport news Frenkie De Jong's Barcelona contract saga another sorry chapter for Catalans trends now

sport news Frenkie De Jong's Barcelona contract saga another sorry chapter for Catalans trends now

PETE JENSON: Barca haven't made clear WHY they suspect illegality as they try to rip up De Jong's 2020 contract extension... it's another sorry chapter in Laporta's desperate clean-up job Barcelona's board have investigated Frenkie de Jong's deal signed in 2020 Josep Bartomeu also extended the deals of three other players at the time  The claim is that this has ended up costing Barcelona an extra £263million  They want de Jong's contract torn up so that he can go back on his previous deal

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'Well we had gone several days without a scandal so a fresh one was always likely.'

That's how one Spanish radio journalist reacted to news that Barcelona were considering tearing up Frenkie de Jong's contract or at least going to court over.

Barcelona's current board have investigated De Jong's deal and three more of the contract extensions signed off by the last board, but they have not made it clear exactly why they suspect illegality.

Barcelona's board have investigated midfielder Frenkie de Jong's deal signed in 2020

Barcelona's board have investigated midfielder Frenkie de Jong's deal signed in 2020

They did the same for Clement Lenglet (front), Gerard Pique (back) and Marc Andre ter Stegen

They did the same for Clement Lenglet (front), Gerard Pique (back) and Marc Andre ter Stegen

It's another sorry chapter in the club's desperate attempts to put their house in order after the mismanagement of the previous regime, who for once might not be sufficiently to blame for this to stick. At least not legally anyway.

As well as extending De Jong's contract in 2020, former president Josep Bartomeu also did the same for Clement

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