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Persist or cash in? Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong dilemma

Persist or cash in? Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong dilemma

Regular Barcelona watchers will recognise the scene. Barca are struggling in a game, labouring to break down their doggedly defending opponents. Around the hour mark, the fourth official holds up a board showing the number 21. Frenkie de Jong traipses unhappily from the pitch, and the Nou Camp crowd grumbles. This keeps happening. Before Tuesday …

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