- Feb 16, 2015
With those sources it’s probably nicked from a @Spoony story on hereThe sun, metro and "weallfollowunited".
This is why the tier list should be expanded to outside the tweets thread.
The story makes sense:
We don't know if he wants to leave and I doubt Donny gave an endorsement.
- They have Busquets and Nico as holding midfielder and multiple advanced midfielders like Gavi, Pedri and Puig.
- They need to invest in other areas like wingers and defenders
- De Jong would command a hefty fee and his sale wouldnt be met with the same resistance as the kids
- Hes a top earner that could be removed from the wage bill
- Hasn't lived up to the hype, in part because Busquets plays in his position
I think @Rozay would play him off the left or as a false 9.What would you do with Bruno?
Rather interesting but not unthinkable, the Portugese coach doesnt seem to look at him as instrumental for his midfield either.He wouldn’t be in my midfield if I were trying to build a certain type of system/philosophy. Just like I doubt he’d be in the midfield De Jong currently plays in.
Pedri has just renewed until 2026 and with a clause of €1000M. He wants to stay and Barcelona is not going to sell himBarca need the money, if rumours are to be believed they could lose Perdi to Bayern, good chance we can get him if we're ready to play enough. They might sell if they have to pick between Pedri and DeJong.
Fred De JongPlease..
De Jong - Rice
When we are controlling the match
When we need to be more defensive against top teams
De Jong - Rice
Surely hell would have frozen over before Barca sell Pedri?Barca need the money, if rumours are to be believed they could lose Perdi to Bayern, good chance we can get him if we're ready to play enough. They might sell if they have to pick between Pedri and DeJong.
Yes he is. He's at the level of Busquets in his prime. Barcelona misusing him because he's not exactly what they're accustomed to and don't want to bench Busquets has been a constant source of amusement for me
He really is. Barcelona are a shambles, but there was a period last season where De Jong was putting in unbelievable performances in a position he had never played, and it made the manager try and shoehorn their defensive system around it. De Jong is similar to Gareth Barry in the way that he will do whatever a manager tells him to do, yet possesses the talent to be better and more effective than Verratti. Once Xavi settles that Barcelona squad, he will build the team around De Jong and he might not do it at Barcelona, but i'd wager at some point of his career he is in contention for ballon d'or.