Gary Neville says ‘De Jong should consider legal action’ against Barcelona

Frankie De Jong

Gary Neville believes that Frenkie de Jong should “consider legal action” against Barcelona.

The Netherlands international is a target for Manchester United, who have reportedly agreed a fee with Barca for the former Ajax midfielder.

However, De Jong reportedly wants to stay at Barca, with it also being claimed that the Spanish club owe the 25-year-old €20m in wages.

This is after De Jong put his wages on hold to help Barca deal with financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, despite their financial problems, Barca have brought in a number of big-money signings this transfer window, including Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Leeds United’s Raphinha.

And United great Neville believes De Jong should consider taking Barcelona to court for failing to pay him the wages he put aside to help the club.

He tweeted: “De Jong should consider legal action against Barcelona and all the players should stand behind him!

“A club spending a fortune on new players while not paying those under contract their full money is immoral and a breach.”

He also called on FIFPRO, the representative body of professional footballers, to take action against what Neville calls “bullying”.

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