Gary Neville urges De Jong to take 'legal action' against Barcelona

Gary Neville urges Man United target Frenkie de Jong to take ‘legal action’ against Barcelona after the LaLiga giants used TV rights sales to empty pockets on summer signings despite owing the Dutchman £17m in wages

  • Gary Neville has told Frenkie de Jong to ‘consider legal action’ against Barcelona
  • The Spanish giants owe De Jong over £17m in wages and have yet to repay him
  • Instead, Barcelona have used their TV rights sales to splash on new signings
  • The Catalan club spent almost £100m on Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha
  • They are now favourites to sign Jules Kounde after rivalling Chelsea’s £55m bid

Gary Neville has advised Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong to ‘consider legal action’ against Barcelona.

The Dutch midfielder is owed over £17million in wages due to the Catalan club’s turbulent financial situation yet has watched on as Barcelona continue to make blockbuster signings in the summer transfer market. 

Earning an injection of cash earned through initial TV rights sales, the Nou Camp chiefs splashed almost £100m on Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha earlier this month.

Frenkie de Jong is owed over £17m in wages from Barcelona despite the club’s spending spree

Gary Neville advised the Man United target on Twitter to take legal action against Barcelona

Barcelona now look set to beat Chelsea to Jules Kounde’s signature, having agreed a second deal with Sixth Street to sell a further 15 percent of their TV rights.

Neville took to social media to slam the Spanish giants, who have chosen not to repay their current players with the influx of money.

The ex-Red Devils defender also urged De Jong, who has been a target of Erik ten Hag’s throughout the summer, to take up legal action against Barcelona.  

‘De Jong should consider legal action versus Barcelona and all players should be behind him!’ he said on Twitter.

The ex-Manchester United defender accused Barcelona of ‘bullying’ and being ‘immoral’ 

‘A club spending fortunes on new players whilst not paying the ones they have under contract their full money is immoral and a breach. 

‘FIFPRO should be all over bullying like this and stop it.’

Barcelona and Man United agreed on a £63m deal for the former Ajax midfielder, but the player is opposed to leaving until he picks up the money owed to him by the club.

The LaLiga giants initially asked De Jong to defer £17m in wages and have since tried to resolve the matter by allowing him to leave in a £70m-plus deal to Man United, although this would still leave him £10m short, according to the Independent. 

Alongside the blockbuster signings of Lewandowski and Raphinha, Barcelona have also lured Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen on free transfers. 

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