Rafa Yuste, Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany with Luuk de Jong in his presentation


Alemany explains the madness of the end of the culé market: De Jong, Olmo, Collado ...

Published:9/09/2021 - 17:21h

Updated:9/09/2021 - 17:21h

Barça experienced a frenzied end to the transfer market, with several operations on the table that kept the managers in the Camp Nou offices until the end of the day

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This Thursday the FC Barcelona presented of official way to his new forward, Luuk of Jong, the one who has landed to the City Condal pertinent of Seville, in an agreement of loan by this season. The Dutch was a signing that completed -literally- to last hour and kept alert to all the barcelonismo, after from LaLiga announced that they were reviewing the documentation before giving green light to the incorporation of the footballer of 31 years to the rows of the picture culé.

Of Jong answers to an application expresses of Ronald Koeman, the one who in front of the exit of Griezmann with destination to the Athletic of Madrid, wanted a new profile to reinforce his forward. The clubs worked in the agreement, but as it has recognised Mateu Alemany, director of football of the Barça, went a 'miracle' that the operation carried out just in time, because it depended on factors that from the offices of the Camp Nou could not control. In concrete, the traspaso of Saúl to Chelsea, that 'unblocked' the exit of 'Grizzi' to the Atleti and later the cession of Luuk to the Barça.

"The signing of Of Jong was a planned situation inside our strategies in function of what occurred this afternoon"

During a press conference, after the Dutch signed his agreement, Alemany recognised that "the last day of the market was complex where there were a lot of movements in the market and the signing of Of Jong was a planned situation inside our strategies in function of what occurred this afternoon", adding that during the day coordinated "the two operations because one depended on the another. It was in the last minute, literal, that went in the two operations, I still do not know how went in , but went in. Already it did weeks or had contemplated but execute it when it was clear what said us the market".

The signing 'frustrated' of Dani Elm

In addition to the exit of Griezmann and the operation of Luuk of Jong, during the day final of the market produced a lot of rumours regarding a supposed interest of the Barça in bringing of turn to the Camp Nou to Dani Elm, current footballer of the RB Leipzig German. It commented that the club had a total agreement with the player, but his club asked more money of what the Barcelona could offer, by what the operation lost 'strength' and, obviously, did not finish producing.

Questioned in this regard, the director of football of the Barça stood out that it does not like "him speak of players of other clubs that are not here", but that the name of Dani Elm "can be one of the names because our obligation is to have controlled always the market. They could happen a lot of things, but at the end happened one that was the arrival of Of Jong", sentenced.

The wrap with Àlex Hill

Finally, Alemany also referred to the complex situation by which crosses the leading Alex Hill, the one who was about to to leave to the Sheffield United in the last day of the window of transfer, but by reasons that desconocen to date, the operation remained braked and now the footballer is without index card in the first team or subsidiary. It is a subject that, in any case, are intentanto resolve immediately.

"It did weeks that spoke with the Sheffield, there were discrepancies between the club and the player. Two days before was closed between all", stood out Alemany. "We initiate the procedure and open the TMS and send the drop of the player and the agreement of cession signed by the Barça, the club and the player. And it remained in hands of Sheffield and the player".

Of the same way, signalled that "by reasons that are investigating did not produce and, therefore, happened the 12 and the club did not complete the information. Have the version of the footballer and the agent, and believe it, but the Sheffield will command us his report. We will ask to the federation that reintegren the effects of the drop because it did not produce the cession". The solution, in this case, is that "if they accept it the player will remain with options to remain inscribed with the Barça B or the Barça. If they think that no, the player would have to can go to another market".

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