Thursday, June 8, 2023

Frankie de Jong and FC Barcelona sign ‘peace’

Frankie de Jong has become one of the most important players of FC Barcelona and one of the main characters of this season, being a fixture in Xavi Hernandez’s midfield. The Dutchman has justified his ‘insistence’ to stay and has reiterated more than once that his dream has always been to succeed as a Barca player. He has given ample reason to believe that his continuance is necessary.

The Blaugrana has turned him into a non-transferable player, but it hasn’t always been that way. During the transfer market last summer, from Barcelona he insisted on his sale to Manchester United for a figure close to 85 million euros, between fixed and variable, but the player’s position, which made it clear at all times that he Wanted to stay, he prevailed.

Message of ‘peace’ from Frankie de Jong

Hof Dutch, in a statement to ‘NOS Sports’, the footballer reviewed his current situation and was asked if he misses the Netherlands, admitting that “some things, but life here is fantastic”. And I both continue to do well, so I’d love to stay here as long as possible”, before referring to everything that happened during the summer of 2022, when he felt the push to leave the Spotify Camp Nou.

In this regard, he insisted that “the club was in a difficult situation and they could sell me for a big sum. But I didn’t want to leave and I stayed”, noting that the club negotiated behind his back and Continued talks with English clubs: “Manchester United spoke with Barca, although I wanted to stay”, finally assuring that “I want to stay at Barca as long as I can”.

Intent on improving barca

Asked about Manchester City’s achievement and the possibility that Barça could match them at some point, Tulip admitted that “I think we have a good team, with lots of potential and young players. Want to show potential”, also pointed out. There’s a lot to improve on, to show a more conclusive version: “I’ve always believed that you can improve. If you work hard and you’re mentally fit, you can get better.”

Finally, he has been questioned about whether he is the one who can take over from Sergio Busquets, who will leave the Barcelona team when the season ends: “I have heard it many times, but we are different. He has a profile of ‘6’ fixed within the Barca style. I need freedom of movement”, which is why he feels comfortable in the profile that Xavi Hernandez uses: “I’m better there I adapt. The coach, the team and I love that role”.

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