Publicado: Vie, Enero 25, 2019
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

De Jong an 'important addition' at Barca, says Valverde

De Jong an 'important addition' at Barca, says Valverde

FC Barcelona have closed the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong for next season.

The versatile Dutchman has been a shining light for Ajax over the past two seasons, impressing everyone - especially Barça - with his dribbling, passing and comfort under pressure. Barcelona faced stiff competition in securing the services of the young player with PSG offering stiff competition in the battle to sign De Jong.

FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Ajax Amsterdam's highly-rated midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

"I am happy, proud and also somewhat relieved that it's now all behind us", De Jong told NOS".

The iconic treble-winning team under Pep Guardiola now has few of its stars left, as the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Carlos Puyol and Victor Valdes have all moved on. "Clubs all try to convince you when they want you".

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The Dutch worldwide will only join the Spanish giants at the end of the season after signing a five-year deal. "I am excited, proud and happy".

"Barcelona have wanted me for a long time, they already tried to sign me past year".

"Barcelona have always been a dream club for me", De Jong continued.

'For me that will be very special, ' said the 21-year-old.

Arthur is already gaining fans with his easy-on-the-eye playing style and calm demeanour in midfield, with the player reminding onlookers of Barcelona legend Xavi in some ways. I have not spoken to [Ernesto] Valverde yet. I'll just be his teammate later'.

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