Frenkie de Jong denies Bayern Munich transfer approach and reveals he wants to sign new SIX-YEAR Barcelona contract
April 29, 2022 | News | No Comments
FRENKIE DE JONG has quashed rumours of a possible transfer to Bayern Munich this summer by pledging his long-term future to Barcelona.
Bayern were one of several parties including Chelsea and Manchester United interested in the Dutch midfielder who's recently been linked with a move away from the Spanish club he joined for £65million in 2019.
However, in a bitter blow to the Bavarian behemoths, the 24-year-old revealed that he's eager to extend his contract with Barca for another SIX YEARS.
If the Blaugrana decide to give De Jong what he wants it means he'll remain at the club until he's 34 as his current deal expires in 2026.
There were talks that De Jong could've been one of the first heads on the chopping block last season as he struggled to find his form under ex-boss Ronald Koeman.
But the Dutch midfielder's played a starring role in Barca's resurgence this campaign under new manager Xavi and helped the club storm into the Europa League quarter-finals after defeating Galatasaray on Wednesday night.
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And De Jong revealed in an interview with ZiggoSport, via Fabrizo Romano, that he couldn't be happier at the Nou Camp where he wants to play for perpetuity.
He gushed: "I love being at Barcelona! I’d probably sign a six-year contract extension if they’d propose me, yes."
“Something happening with FC Bayern? No, no..I am so happy at Barcelona and I would love to play here for as long as possible."
But De Jong may have to be willing to slash his hefty £534,000 weekly wages if he wants to remain at the cash-strapped Barca who are still recovering from their financial woes.