The new Barça striker, Luuk de Jong, said yesterday during his presentation that he fits the team, despite being a substitute for Sevilla and not conforming to the classic canons of the Barça team. “It’s lucky to be here. I think the message from the boss (Ronald Koeman) was clear: I wanted a different striker and that’s why he thought of me. I’ve wanted him for a long time and I think I fit into the team. I have already demonstrated my quality at the highest level and I hope to be able to do it here “, explained the Dutchman, Koeman’s express request.
De Jong, on loan from Sevilla for this season with an option to buy, did not close the doors to stay at Barça in the future, although he said that his current priority is to “work as hard as he can”, after fulfill “a dream since childhood.” “It’s the most important step in my career. It is great to have managed to play for the best club in the world. I have done important things in my career, such as winning the Europa League, but being here at Barça is a dream come true “, said the 31-year-old striker.
In this way, the striker joins the payroll of Dutchmen present at the Barça club, where, in addition to Ronald Koeman, there are also Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay, with whom he has a “great relationship”.