De Jong: I’m happy to be able to play with Messi, now my idol is my team-mate

Frenkie de Jong is already in Barcelona. The new Barça signing arrived this Thursday afternoon and will undergo the relevant medical tests that need to be passed on Friday, before being presented as a new player of FC Barcelona.

Upon his arrival at El Prat Airport, the Dutchman emphasized: “I am very happy to be here finally. As a child, it was a dream for me to play at Barça, and now I’m here so it’s great. I’m really looking forward to setting foot on the Camp Nou pitch for the first time.”

“I like Barca’s way of playing, the philosophy of Barça and Ajax are very similar, and I think I will enjoy it.”

“I’m happy to be able to play with Messi, who I have always followed. Now my idol will be my team-mate.”

The Dutch wonderkid also recalled the club’s relationship with Holland: “Barça and Holland have always had a great, special connection, and I hope to follow in that tradition. I want to be one of the great Dutch players who have played at Barcelona.”