On Thursday we covered a story from Marca about Barcelona’s increasing worry over Frenkie de Jong.
For a long time the Catalan club were presented as confident in their pursuit of the Ajax player, believing his only intention was to sign for them and play alongside Lionel Messi.
Things have changed, and Marca claimed PSG have already submitted a €80m offer, but they didn’t sound overly confident for the French club, explaining whoever gets the Dutchman may end up paying around €70m.
The Spanish newspaper said Manchester City, just like Barca, are trying to get the player’s will on their side, and added ‘in this sense Guardiola is very persuasive’.
On Friday, Marca take things a step further, and referencing Manchester City and PSG again they state Barcelona are looking at other options.
The man coming into their view now is Pablo Fornals. The 22 year old Villarreal midfielder has been linked with a Premier League move recently, but he’d be a much easier signing for Barcelona than De Jong.
Fornals has a buyout clause of just €25m, and Marca say City and PSG are pushing the Ajax player’s price higher and higher.