As reported this Saturday Daily Mail, Chelsea have made a first offer for Frenkie de Jong of 40 million euros, a figure far from its market value, 70 million, and what Barça paid for the Dutchman (75 million plus eleven in variables).
The publication of the London club’s first offer for the midfielder is confirmation that it is on the street that the performance of Frenkie de Jong, and above all that his fit in the project for the future at Barça is in question, especially since in Pamplona was implicitly pointed out by Xavi, when he complained about the lack of players with enough packaging to sustain the games and endure results by moving the ball in the rival field.
It is difficult to think that Barça will sell Frenkie de Jong in January for 40 million, but the obsession with Haaland and the appearance of midfielders like Nico and Gavi, as well as Pedri, they have changed the scenery of a Frenkie de Jong who can become an asset. However, his departure in this winter market is ruled out. Xavi will assess at the end of the season if he is a franchise player in his project (we must not forget that Busquets is in his last years in the elite) or if the decision is made to release him.