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Frenkie de Jong explains how Bartomeu convinced him to sign

The very big 2018-2019 season of Frenkie de Jong (23 years old) under the colors of his training club, Ajax, opened the doors of many European clubs ready to take out the checkbook to attach his services. It was ultimately FC Barcelona that won the jackpot and offered the Dutch midfielder for € 75 million, in front of their competitors. Considered the future of the Blaugranas’ midfield, the Dutch international explained the reasons that led him to land in Catalonia last summer and revealed the role played by the president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu.

“It was my dream to play for Barcelona. It was my favorite club outside the Netherlands. When they came and showed that they were genuinely interested, they made the choice easier. At first, I did not feel that Barcelona really wanted me. But they said I had a good chance of starting and it was really easy for me. Bartomeu told me about the other clubs and Guardiola, and how fantastic he was when he was in Barcelona. He said he was the greatest coach, but assured me “if you want to enjoy your life, you want to play Barça”. Sometimes when I drive to the training center, I see the weather (outside) sometimes I say to myself “I always wanted that when I was a child, it’s a dream”. I am very happy”, dropped Frenkie de Jong, author of 2 goals and 2 assists in 26 La Liga appearances this season, in an interview with the BBC.

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