Barcelona's lack of money sees them give up on signing Soler as Frenkie de Jong replacement

Barcelona have been forced to give up on securing a deal for Valencia’s Carlos Soler, report Sport, which highlights their need for cash amid Manchester United’s chase for Frenkie de Jong.

Soler and De Jong’s futures have been linked in the press since early May, when Barcelona looked to have lined up a deal for Soler.

AS reported a deal was in place with Valencia and Soler to bring the midfielder in – on one condition, if Frenkie de Jong was sold.

Now amid a lack of available cash, and Valencia’s own need for a quick sale, Barcelona have been forced to abandon the deal.

Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

10 Most EXPENSIVE Footballers Ever | NEYMAR IN 2ND?!

Barcelona give up on signing Soler

Sport report Valencia need to sell Soler by June 30, for their own cash flow reasons. Barcelona simply don’t have the available funds to do a deal now.

Even with Manchester United’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong ongoing, no decision has been made yet, and Barcelona have had to walk away and give up on signing Soler.

Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, are both reportedly interested in signing Soler, who also has offers from outside La Liga.

This highlights how delicately balanced Barcelona’s finances are, and how they could very well be tempted into a move for Frenkie de Jong.

Barcelona have other objectives in the transfer market this summer, principally Robert Lewandowski, and the De Jong money will likely be put towards this.

Their preference would have been to sign Lewandowski, and another player Xavi desires like Bernardo Silva, and then any spare cash would be used for other players, which is where Carlos Soler would have fitted in.

But Valencia’s need for a quick sale has not permitted this, and Barcelona have folded under pressure to do a deal now.

Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

Marca reported last night how Barcelona feel they cannot possibly reject Manchester United’s offer, which would make De Jong their second most expensive sale after Neymar.

The report says: “The economic situation does not allow [them] to reject it.”

If Manchester United can apply enough pressure, a deal for De Jong can surely be struck, and then it will be down to Erik ten Hag to talk the midfielder round.

But once Barcelona give the green light and accept an offer, De Jong will have a firm signal that his future lies elsewhere.

Thoughts? Comment Below
LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment
Dan is still wondering what would have happened if United had kept Juan Veron...