Playing together with Lionel Messi is very special
The young star of the Dutch National Team, Frenkie De Jong, has officially joined the Spanish La Liga giants, Barcelona after reaching an agreement worth 75 million Euros between these two clubs. Of course, De Jong is happy because he can join one of the best clubs in the world, moreover the person concerned will play with Lionel Messi who he considers to be the world’s best player. According to De Jong, playing with Lionel Messi is a very special thing.
As is known, Barcelona finally won competition with a number of European giants such as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City in the hunt for Dutch young star, Frenkie De Jong. The Catalan giant reached an agreement with Ajax Amsterdam worth 75 million Euros for the 21-year-old talent. De Jong’s presence in Barcelona, of course increasing the depth of the squad of the Catalan giants this season is eyeing all available titles.
As for De Jong related to his move, he admitted that he was very happy, he was happy about the fact that he would play with the best players in the world, especially the Argentine mega star, Lionel Messi. According to him, the 31-year-old player is the world’s best player.
“For me it will be very special. Everyone knows that he [Messi] is the best. But, that is not a decisive fact. Not like that, I also would not view him as a tourist. I will be his partner later,”told him at Algemeen Dagblad website.
The arrival of De Jong certainly adds to the competition in the current Barcelona squad, and as a player who acts as a midfielder, De Jong will certainly be difficult to compete with the senior midfielder, Sergio Busquets, who seems irreplaceable. However, De Jong stressed that he was very optimistic that he could penetrate the Catalan giants’ main squad.
“I have outlined the perspective that I have good opportunities in the first team. Naturally, there is no guarantee. I have to work hard for that. See, Sergio Busquets is at number 6 [defensive midfielder]. It would be strange if I said: ‘I will play in that position from the start. I am not illusory.’ At Barcelona, they see me more than one position in the midfield. “