“Putting him [Frenkie de Jong] as a central defender is not a message [for him to leave]. We want the central defenders to divide their responsibilities.
Frenkie is important to us,” Xavi has told the media, per Relevo.
De Jong has played at centre-back in his second-straight friendly match.
Some fans believe this is the way of forcing the player’s summer exit.
The 25-year-old didn’t disappoint as a defender but we all know his ideal position is in the midfield.