Joel González after winning a medal of gold / photo: @joelgonzaleztkd

A RECOGNISED TAEKWONDISTA

The Barça wants to fichar to a medallista olympic

Published:28/07/2021 - 02:27h

Updated:28/07/2021 - 02:27h

The directive of the Barcelona group no only looks for fichar players for the staff of the first team, but also to those who can exert charges of importance inside the club

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The directive of the Barcelona has done him an offer to Joel González, the one who attained to win a medal of gold of taekwondo in the Olympic games in 2012 celebrated in London and another of bronze in 2016, besides attained to go back champion of the world in two occasions, so that pass to form part of the Office of Attention to the Player (OAJ).

The taekwondista oriundo of Vilafant, that will have fulfilled 32 years on 30 September, already gathered two weeks ago with the president of the Barcelona entity, Joan Laporta, that explained him why chose it to him for stops said work and which will be his works. When seeming, González has been a bet and direct suggestion of the adviser of Laporta Enric Masip.

The excampeón olympic, one of the Spanish sportsmen that more have attracted the attention of the means and is of the most admired in recent years, would have asked him to Laporta and to Masip delay his arrival to said charge until they have finished the Olympic games of Tokyo, where is exerting like commentator for RTVE, something in what it seems to be having a lot of success given his big capacity to analyse the sportive events.

The Office of Attention of the Player (OAJ) from does several years that finds under the direction of Pepe Coast, a man of club and that seems to be very near to the players and of special form with the big cracks of the Catalan group, first with Ronaldinho, afterwards with Neymar and in recent years with Leo Messi.

A suitable profile for the place

The negotiation of Joel González has handled under the absolute mass discretion. The idea of Laporta and of his team is to create a channel contact with the first staff of the Barcelona, be near of the players and know which are his needs and interests. They have thought in the Barcelona club that a sportsman of elite as it is the taekwondista, the one who by the way is big follower of the Barcelona, for more signals, could be the suitable person for this charge.

In addition to having won all the sportive recognitions already mentioned, González also was recognised with the Prize Don Felipe of Borbón to the best Spanish sportsman in 2012 and the medal of gold of the Real Order of the Sportive Merit in 2013. Of agreement to the newspaper Sport, the signing could announce in the next days.

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