Frenkie de Jong blames Barcelona’s administration, not Xavi, for the uncertainty surrounding his Camp Nou future in current months.

De Jong, who will make his World Cup debut in opposition to Senegal within the Netherlands’ Group A opening on Monday, was closely linked with a transfer to Manchester United in the course of the earlier switch window.

Regardless of the midfielder’s repeated statements on the contrary, Barcelona reportedly noticed him because the membership’s most saleable asset as they sought to bankroll high-profile signings for Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, and Raphinha.

With Xavi making a collection of ambiguous statements about De Jong’s future on the time, the Netherlands worldwide believes the Barcelona supervisor was put in an ungainly scenario by these in authority.

De Jong’s assertion

When requested if the switch saga was the fault of Joan Laporta’s administration, De Jong informed De Telegraaf: “I blame these folks, however I’ve nothing to do with them.

“Sure, for me they’re Barca as a result of they run it. I don’t see them after I’m on the membership throughout my each day routine.

“Xavi, it’s true that he left the door open to the potential of me leaving as a result of he by no means mentioned ‘Frenkie stays’. However I don’t blame Xavi.

“I by no means had the sensation that Xavi was in opposition to me, and I feel it was tough for him to speak about all this.”

Regardless of speculations that Barcelona have been desperate to let him go, De Jong has continued to play an essential half for Xavi’s group this season, recording 17 appearances in all competitions.

De Jong acknowledged that he hopes to proceed on the membership he joined from Ajax in 2019, including: “I’m very completely satisfied in Barcelona.

“After I play it’s nice and when it comes to dwelling right here life is ideal. I see myself at Barca. Personally, I see myself right here eight or 10 extra years.”

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