PSG could bring together the Dutchman Frenkie de Jong of Barça and Lionel Messi under the colors of his shirt. The case is serious.
Nothing goes for Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona. The player targeted by PSG, according to Sport Mediaset, could actually land in Paris. The situation of the 25-year-old midfielder is deteriorating day after day at Barça, where coach Xavi does not seem very excited by his performance. His file returns in good position on the tablets of Paris Saint-Germain in this opening of the winter mercato.
Mercato PSG : A protected of Lionel Messi on his way to Paris ?
Indeed, the Spanish media explained that the name of Frenkie de Jong was blown by Lionel Messi to the PSG scouts. The Argentine world champion knows the Dutch soccer nugget for having taken him under his wing when he signed for the Blaugrana in 2019. Confident in his ability to bring quality in the Parisian midfield alongside Marco Verratti, Renato Sanches, Vitinha or Danilo Pereira, the seven-time Golden Ball winner would have suggested to his leaders to recruit Frenkie de Jong.
The Dutchman, under contract with Barça until June 2026, is valued at 50 million euros. Although the Barcelona institution has not done anything that shows its desire to part with the player, Xavi has begun to send negative signals to the PSG target. The last signal of his disinterest in Frenkie de Jong dates back to just yesterday, during the match FC Barcelona – Espanyol (1-1). The player was replaced by the Spanish technician who launched in his place the French defender Jules Kounde.
Obviously, Frenkie de Jong did not appreciate this choice of his coach because he said, according to Sport, that he “did not expect to be replaced” in this game. He then confided “It’s the coach’s decision.” Clearly frustrated by this decision, the footballer feels that things are starting to go wrong for him in the Blaugrana stable. PSG, which is said to be already after him, should have less difficulty in convincing him to join their ranks.
Barça: Spanish press sends Frenkie de Jong to Paris SG
The Spanish press is starting to get excited about the possibility of a transfer of Frenkie de Jong to PSG. Finding himself in the same team as Neymar, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe should not leave him indifferent. With the winter mercato just opened, Luis Campos could make it possible for Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi‘s wish to see Paris Saint-Germain recruit new talented players.
With the opening of negotiations for the extension of Lionel Messi‘s contract, the Qatari owners of the capital club should spare no effort to make him want to stay at Paris SG. If this means signing a player he likes, this should not cause any concern to the management of the Parisian club. The case of Frenkie de Jong is perhaps only in its infancy at Paris Saint-Germain.