Frenkie de Jong opens up on relationship with Barcelona manager Xavi

Frenkie de Jong has insisted he portions no blame on Xavi for trying to force him out of Barcelona in the summer.

The Dutch midfielder’s proposed move to Manchester United stole headlines with La Blaugrana going as far as agreeing a fee with United for De Jong’s transfer, but a move never materialised with him intent on staying at the club.

De Jong endured a slow start to the season, unable to break into the first XI with many suspecting that manager Xavi does not see him as a key part to his plans, but played all 90 minutes in each of Barcelona’s final four La Liga fixtures before the World…


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