Barcelona Must Sell Frenkie de Jong Within A Week

Netherlands' Frenkie de Jong applauds fans after the match.

REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

La Liga kick-starts next weekend, but Barcelona are yet to register their new signings.

The Catalan outfit have spent more than any other side in Europe during the current transfer window despite their well documented financial mess.

Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Jules Kounde are amongst the names that have been presented with much celebration at Camp Nou ahead of the new season. While Barca are also closing in on Marcos Alonso’s signing from Chelsea.

However, as things stand no summer arrival as well as Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto – who renewed their contracts recently – will be allowed to feature against Rayo Vallecano on August 13.

According to the Mirror, La Liga have rejected Barcelona’s attempts to register their new signings. The Spanish giants have been told to balance their books before making another attempt.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has sanctioned the sale of the club’s multiple assets, including some percent of TV rights to raise funds this summer. But that has been deemed not enough to satisfy the league’s rules.

In order to reduce their wages they must accelerate Frenkie de Jong’s proposed departure.

Barcelona already have an agreement in place with Manchester United for the Dutchman’s transfer but the deal has stalled due to issues over De Jong’s wages and his insistence to continue his stay in Spain.