In the wake of a busy summer transfer window, Barcelona’s Sporting Director Deco has a series of important tasks on his hands. One such top priorities is securing the contract renewal of midfield maestro Frenkie de Jong.
Deco on Vitor Roque and Frenkie de Jong
Manager Xavi Hernandez has been urging Deco to fast-track the deal for 18-year-old Brazilian sensation Vitor Roque, aiming to bolster the squad’s depth. The hope is to have Roque available for selection in January, pending La Liga’s registration.
While the club plans for the future, Deco is also keen on advancing contract negotiations with Frenkie de Jong. The Dutch midfield dynamo has had an impressive start to the season before suffering an injury. De Jong has expressed his desire to remain at Barcelona for the long term, aligning with the club’s vision.
Frenkie De Jong and his Renewal
Deco, well-informed of de Jong’s aspirations, intends to initiate talks with the player’s agent, Ali Dursun, in the upcoming months. The goal is to have a renewed contract in place once the January transfer window closes, providing clarity amid the ongoing Roque situation.
Crucially, Deco has conveyed to de Jong that the renewal discussions extend beyond salary cap constraints. Barcelona view him as a cornerstone of their future project. While there have been reports suggesting a desire for de Jong to follow Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s example by signing a longer-term contract at a reduced rate. The negotiations remain fluid. Should de Jong prefer to retain his current salary, Barcelona is well aware that replacing a player of his caliber on the open market would come at a much higher cost.
Deco’s mission is clear: to secure the services of de Jong and Roque. Ensuring Barcelona’s commitment to building a successful future on and off the pitch.
Stay tuned for updates on these pivotal contract negotiations as Barcelona strives to maintain its competitive edge.