Frankie De Jong joined Barcelona last year January from Dutch champions Ajax for a fee of £67 million and also signing a five-year-deal.
So far, the 23-year-old haven’t been able shine as a million star as many expected in the Catalonia side, the Netherland international have scored two goals and racked up five assist in 57 appearances.
According to Mundo Deportivo, his lacklustre start to life in Spain hasn’t reduced Bayern Munich chances in signing their long term interest
The Spanish newspaper claims the Bundesliga champions have informed De Jong’s agent – Ali Durson – they’re open to signing his client should Barcelona decide to cash in on him
As it stands, the Bavarian giants will have to break the bank to sign De Jong , with the 23-year-old having £362 million has his release clause.
However, the Catalans side currently needs to raise funds so as to reduce the huge debt they have. This may force the Balagruna’s to reduce the asking price for the Dutch man.
The Catalan club is currently £800m in the hole and are facing the embarrassing prospect of having to ask their top earners to take wage cuts.
Under-pressure manager Ronald Koeman has already taken a pay cut to his £10m-a-year wages in a bid to alleviate the club’s financial woes.
Letting go of De Jong in their pay roll will some how help to reduce their debt, although his departure would be a huge blow to the club’s long-term plans.