Frenkie De Jong sent a clear warning to Xavi Hernandez about his role in the Barcelona squad amid interest from Manchester United.
The Dutch midfielder was in action against Belgium last night and he did extremely well. He was one of the best players on the pitch.
De Jong registered one assist in the first half and he created more than two key passes. He gave everything against Belgium last night.
Manchester United are seriously interested in signing him and Barcelona are willing to let him go due to their financial situation.
It was reported that Xavi Hernandez made things clear to him that the club needs money and the board are not happy with his recent performance.
Frenkie De Jong sent a clear warning to Xavi
It seems like the Dutch midfielder is unhappy with his role at the club despite the interest from Manchester United.
He was interviewed after the game and he claimed that he loves the Dutch pattern because it suits him more.
He wants to be the first player to receive the ball from the defender and he made his feeling known.
De Jong: “I like to be the first player to receive the ball from the defenders.”
“The way I play with the national team is completely different from the way I play at Barcelona.”
“Today was fantastic. Let’s just continue this way.”
“I play a lot differently here than I do at Barça. I think this suits me much better.”
Van Gaal: “Frenkie De Jong always plays good at the National Team. Here we try to play him to his strengths.”