DEBUT IN THE RAKUTEN CUP
Bartomeu, proud of the debut of Griezmann, De Jong and Neto in Japan
Published:21/07/2019 - 14:01h
Updated:21/07/2019 - 14:01h
Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Neto, signings of FC Barcelona for the next season, will debut with the Barça shirt in Japan, something that Bartomeu is proud of
The party of pre-season against Chelsea will be a big opportunity for Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie of Jong and Net to debut in front of a big European team. The three signings of the Catalan entity generate illusion between the fans culé, that will be able to see them in action this same Tuesday in the morning if Ernesto Valverde considers to do them play in front of the londinenses.
This same illusion has Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the FC Barcelona, that showed excited by the debut of the three footballers in the Rakuten Cup. "Begin against Chelsea will be an honour in a Rakuten Cup that expect have a lot of success. It gladdens me that the first party of Griezmann, Of Jong and Net, the one of the debut, was in Japan", said.
"It gladdens me that the first party of Griezmann, Of Jong and Net, the one of the debut, was in Japan"
The maximum mandator culé also presented his respects to Chelsea, a big of Europe during the last decades and a very hard rival for the FC Barcelona in Champions League in numerous occasions. "We appreciate the invitation of Mikitani. We will play a party in front of Chelsea, that always is a big clash and with which have lived thrilling parties in the past", commented.
Finally, Bartomeu also enorgulleció of the big bond that the FC Barcelona has forged with Japan. "It does us happy that this was in front of the Japanese followers, because our relation with Japan no only is sportive, but also architectural, as it will see in the new Camp Nou", aimed the president barcelonista.
The work of Bartomeu in the market
Josep Maria Bartomeu has been making an intense work during the last months so that the staff of the FC Barcelona give a jump of quality with the new incorporations. In January, closed the first, the one of Frenkie of Jong. The mediocentro Dutch was to a step of Paris Saint-Germain, but the president travelled to Ámsterdam to convince him.
Already in summer, has closed two incorporations more: on the one hand, the one of Antoine Griezmann, a footballer that was near to arrive to the Camp Nou the past campaign but that did not do it until this. On the other hand, the one of Net, that arrives to do of second goalkeeper and cover the drop of Jasper Cillessen.