FC BarcelonaTOThe signing of De Jong can take the place of the Croatian
ANDBarcelona has just signed Frenkie de Jong, a midfielder who wants half Europe, in exchange for a transfer that could go to 86 million euros if all the agreed variables are met.Convincing the Dutch player and his surroundings has not been easy, above all because of the pressure of a financial giant like PSG.It has been a strategic operation of high flights, as evidenced by the fact that the president cul, Josep MariaBartomeu, had to travel twice to Amsterdamin a week to tie the matter at first hand.
The dimension of the transfer is considerable at all levels. On the sporting side, when De Jong appears on the list of major clubs in Europe,the technical secretariat had to elaborate a speech that seduced the player,that made him feel important in the short term in a line, the core, which right now has several contrasted cash. "It was difficult to earn a place, but the club gave me the right sensation", explains Frenkie himself about this 'overooking' in an interview with 'Voetball'. Meanwhile, in the economic aspect,the Bara had to increase the offer to scare away especially the PSG,which offers practically a blank check to the Dutch.
The fact that De Jong lands in Barcelona with salary and poster of a titular footballer can cause significant changes in the template. One of them points toIvan Rakitic, who in March turns 31 and has the rope to sign his last big contract as a professional.The Croatian, whose exit to PSG was blocked by Valverde at the end of the last summer market, happens to have less margin to ask for a salary increase at the Camp Nou due to the arrival of De Jong and the need to renew Jordi Alba, who ends up contract in 2020. Therefore,its transfer is again credible and even necessaryto square the numbers of CEO scar Grau.
That on the one hand. On the other, estown competition in the day,that could be even more pronounced in case Adrien Rabiot will also arrive in the next months. The impact for Rakitic could be from Apa considering that right now he is the most used midfielder by Valverde and thatonly Ter Stegen, Piqu and Jordi Alba beat him in official minutes played.