‘Lower your salary, b****’ -Barcelona fans appear to shout abuse at Frenkie de Jong on arrival to training ground amid pay cut saga August 10, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Frenkie de Jong appears to have become the second Barcelona player in a week to receive an unfriendly reception from the club’s fans.
This time though, supporters seem to be taking it to beyond the Nou Camp, telling the midfielder exactly what they think about him outside their training ground instead.
In footage posted on Twitter, the Manchester United and Chelsea transfer target was seen arriving at Barca‘s facilities in his car.
But he didn’t get a very warm welcome from fans watching on.
“Serious insults to Frenkie de Jong upon his arrival at the Sports City,” the post read.
Translated from Catalan, the onlooking supporters are heard shouting: “Lower your salary, b****!”
The Dutch star is understood to be owed £17million in wages from his club and has also been asked to take a pay cut, with the La Liga giants being in huge amounts of debt.
But Jong has reportedly rejected the option to see a decrease in his wages, sparking anger within the Barcelona fan base.
Any upset Barcelona fan may be about to cheer up with Chelsea said to be on the verge of finalising a deal to sign De Jong.
talkSPORT’s Alex Crook adds that an update on the player’s future could come in the next 24 hours.
The incident outside the Sports City happened just days after Barca forward Martin Braithwaite was booed by his own fans at the Camp Nou as he made his way on to the pitch ahead of Joan Gamper Trophy friendly match against Mexican side Pumas UNAM on Sunday.
Like De Jong, Braithwaite also turned down taking a pay cut.
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