OFFICIAL: Luuk de Jong, on loan to FC Barcelona

The FC Barcelona has announced the loan for a season of Luuk de Jong, a request express of Ronald Koeman to have a specific profile in his forward. There is no purchase option, so it will only serve as a patch until the next signing by Joan Laporta up front, which, as we reported, will be Erling Braut Haaland.

The 31-year-old Dutch striker is leaving Sevilla FC because he was not part of Julen Lopetegui’s plans after the incorporation of Rafa Mir in this transfer market. His scoring numbers are not that good (10 goals in 69 La Liga games), but it is a profile that Koeman has asked for to have a more physical and dominant reference in the area, the one that the club has not had since Luis’s departure. Suarez.

The new booster for Koeman

The arrival of Luuk de Jong has been activated due to the departure of Antoine Griezmann to Atlético de Madrid, which freed up a space in the club’s squad. The Blaugrana team will make the incorporation of the Dutch official tomorrow.

The Dutchman becomes the fourth signing of the club in this transfer market after the arrivals of Eric García, Sergio Agüero and Memphis Depay, without forgetting that Emerson Royal arrived and ended up leaving Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the market.

Opinion: An unnecessary signing

The Dutchman, despite not being a bad player, leaves doubts because he has not shown a level to play for a first-rate club. At the same time, he will have to compete for a position with Martin Braithwaite and Sergio Agüero, who could start when he recovers from his injury.

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Luuk de Jong arrives at Barcelona at the request of Koeman, who has also not proven to be a coach to lead the club.

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