WATCH: Barcelona fans heckle De Jong over salary as midfielder arrives at training

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  • De Jong told to accept wage cut
  • Barcelona could sell him amid financial woes
  • Midfielder linked to Manchester United but prefers to stay at Camp Nou

WHAT HAPPENED? Amid a bizarre transfer saga, video shows De Jong being targeted over a contract agreement made with Barcelona in 2019, before massive debt engulfed the club during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old was told in Spanish: "Lower your salary, b*tch!"

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Fans have seemingly taken a hint from recent rumours that Barcelona need the midfielder to either leave or take a pay cut to register new signings - even though the organisation made a clear financial commitment to the player when they signed him.

De Jong has yet to issue a clear public statement on his intentions, though it has been widely reported that he is hesitant to leave Barcelona despite the messy circumstances at Camp Nou.