Luuk de Jong has been exercising since Monday with him Barcelona from Koeman, but this noon has been his official presentation as a new culé player. The Dutch attacker, last reinforcement of the ex-coach orange in this summer market, it has reached the Camp Nou on loan from the Seville, entity in which he has a contract until June 2023. He assures that he has fulfilled a dream and that he understands perfectly in attack with his compatriot Memphis.
“It is the biggest step I have taken in my career. It is the biggest club in the world. Coming here is a dream come true.”
“I spoke with Koeman, he told me that he wanted another type of forward. He told me that if something happened, be prepared. In the end, everything went well.”
“I’m on loan. We’ll see what the future brings me.”
“It’s a special feeling. It’s a club where you dream of playing one day as a child.”
“Koeman’s message was clear: I wanted a different type of striker and that’s why I think I fit into the team. I’ve already shown my level in top-level football.”
“I enjoy playing. When I was young I scored goals and I don’t know what is the reason for scoring in the most important stadiums and in these games. It is wonderful to score and help the team.”
“It is a pleasure to be here. I hope it will be a fabulous season. The first days have gone very well. I have been received very well and this is more than a club, and it is what I felt. I also knew Koeman. I am very happy with to be part of the team. Everyone is nice and I feel good. I have had a great reception “.
“I have a very good relationship with him, I know him from PSV and we played well together. We understood each other without words, with football. And I hope we continue to count well here. I also know Frenkie.”
“I feel very good, I had a knee injury and for two or three weeks I have been working with the team very well. I feel fit and prepared. I do not know the plans for the next game, but I hope to recover to be up to the task. I think I’m the type of player Koeman is looking for. “
Signing Luuk de Jong
“It was a complex day, with many movements in the market. We had foreseen it. In parallel with the departure of Griezmann we worked with him. His incorporation was at the last moment, literally, I don’t even know how they were done.”
“We are very happy. It is a pleasure to have him here. He is a person who can contribute a lot. He has a way of being that we like. We live from goals and he can contribute a lot. Ronald asked for it and the technical secretariat got it, at the last minute because it has been a market in which things have been decided at the last minute. I want to welcome you. “