The newly appointed Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has already chosen his first signing from none other than his own former team.
Barcelona are planning for a massive overhaul ahead of next season and have already sacked Quique Setien to bring in their former player, Ronald Koeman.
The Dutch international will be leaving Netherland national team after two years in charge and will look to fix a rather chaotic Catalan side. Many players, especially the aging superstars like Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, and many more, are likely to leave this transfer window.
This will allow the club to cope with their financial struggles and may even perhaps allow the board to secure the many transfer targets. While Barca president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has already planned on signing footballers that may improve the current squad, Koeman has his own plans as well.
The Dutch coach has reportedly chosen midfielder, Donny Van de Beek, as the perfect man for the job. The Ajax star has already worked under Koeman in the national squad and is also the former Ajax teammate of Frenkie de Jong.
The chemistry and friendship between De Jong and Van de Beek could really aid the Barca midfield as they have not only been together at Ajax since the inception of their careers but also the national team.
After Ajax’s amazing run in the Champions League last year, both De Jong and Matthijs de Ligt were picked up by Barcelona and Juventus respectively. While Donny was also tipped to depart, he stayed put for one more season. Real Madrid, Juventus, and Manchester United have all been linked with signing the star this transfer window.
With Koeman’s appointment, Van de Beek’s arrival becomes a real possibility for the Spanish side. The midfielder could be a great addition to the squad, capable of bringing the youth and desire needed at the club.
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