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3 FC Barcelona Players Who Will Be Benefited From De Jong's arrival

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The next Iniesta?
The next Iniesta?

Much to the delight of the fans of the Catalan Giants, Barcelona recently announced the signing of Frenkie De Jong for €75 million from Ajax. The 21-year-old will join the Spanish club on 1st of July 2019.

The Dutch starlet is one of the best young players in Europe and has been linked with big clubs like PSG, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich. However, it is the Camp Nou outfit who has won the race to sign this versatile midfielder.

He is indeed an excellent young player and will definitely have a positive impact on a few of the current Barcelona players.


#1: Gerard Pique

Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Quarter Final
Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Quarter Final

Gerard Pique has been Barcelona's leader at the back for many years now and is one of the most charismatic players on the pitch. He is an elegant defender who not only is a great defender, but also is crucial in the build-up of the team's attack.

He is 32 years old and is not as good as he was in his prime. The main reason for him not being in great form is that there is no proper back-up for him at the right center back position which results in fatigue. Although the Blaugrana recently did sign the right-footed Jeison Murillo from Valencia on a loan, there is no certainty that he will be bought permanently.

Meanwhile, De Jong is a player who is not only good with his passing and distribution but is also good at defending as he has been averaging an impressive 1.2 tackles per game. Moreover, his versatility means that he can play as a center back as well which he has on several occasions with Ajax this season.

With his arrival, Pique can be rested in some games with De Jong deputizing for him at the center back position. To sum up, De Jong's arrival at the Camp Nou outfit will be very advantageous for Pique.

Also see : Copa America Standings, Copa America Schedule

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