Is De Jong very highly regarded at Barca? Obviously they need the funds. Just wondering how 'big' of a loss he'll be for their style of play.
I believe so, yes. However, Barca as a club have always favoured homegrown players, of which they have a few. Therefore FDJ has been deemed expendable in order to try and help solve their financial 'situation'.
Which has worked out well as we urgently need a top midfielder and FDJ knows Ten Hag well, etc.
It will be interesting how he uses him. For Ajax when they had most success they played two 'sixes'. They also tried him at CB to try and get the team to play out from the back but it failed miserably and he got turned inside out. Playing the deep CM role playmaking he was exceptional, having tadic/DVB Infront of him.
Romano reporting we're trying to hijack Lyon's deal for Malacia now. He was a player we were reportedly interested in at the start of the summer (ETH is apparently a fan) I would assume the intention is he replaces Telles.