Barcelona to make big Frenkie de Jong demand in bid to re-sign Lionel Messi: report

Lionel Messi of PSG warms up prior to the Ligue 1 match between PSG and Lorient at the Parc des Princes on April 30, 2023 in Paris, France.
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Barcelona are reportedly planning to ask Frenkie de Jong to take another pay cut, in a bid to free up the funds which could allow them to bring Lionel Messi back to the Camp Nou.

Messi will leave PSG when his contract expires next month, having joined the French giants on a free transfer two years ago when Barca couldn't afford to keep him amid their financial struggles.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...