BARÇA ANNOUNCED THE CHANGES
OFFICIAL: Aleñá gives the number '21' to De Jong and takes the '19'
Published:16/07/2019 - 00:34h
Updated:16/07/2019 - 09:27h
Frenkie Of Jong had special apego by the dorsal '21' and finally it lucirá in the FC Barcelona, as it did it in the Ajax. Carles Aleñá, his previous owner, has accepted to yield him the number and has chosen the '19', that was free
The signing of Frenkie of Jong by the FC Barcelona is, from principles of the month of July, a reality. In January, the Barcelona club announced his contracting, although it was not presented until does few days, recognised to feel ilusionado for being in a team to the that can adapt very well by his style of game.
One of the big incógnitas that surrounded his arrival was the dorsal that luciría in his back. The Dutch had clear that wanted to carry the '21', although east was property of Carles Aleñá. But, speaking, the people understands , and the two midfield players put of agreement so that the Catalan yielded him a number that the flamante signing culé wished.
Now, already it is official. The FC Barcelona has published in his social networks a photography of the two players luciendo his new dorsal. Of Jong will carry this '21' that so much illusion did, whereas Aleñá has decided by the '19', that remained free in June after confirming that Kevin-Prince Boateng, his previous owner, would not follow.
In this way, Of Jong will remain with a '21' that in his day lucieron Prosinecki, Luis Enrique, Thuram, Hleb, Chygrynskiy, Adriano, André Gomes and Aleñá. Whereas the Catalan will carry the '19', that was property of Careers, Pizzi, Kluivert, Dani, Navarro, Messi, Maxwell, Montoya, Afellay, Sandro, Digne, Munir and Boateng.
The devotion of Of Jong by the '21'
In the Ajax, Of Jong always has lucido the '21' and, during his presentation with the FC Barcelona, already had left clear that it is with which more to taste feels . "I seat me comfortable with the 21, is the one who carried in the Ajax, but still do not know the dorsal that luciré", ensured. Although, in this moment, said dorsal was property of Aleñá.
In an interview in 'Voetbal International', Of Jong commented that the '21' is a way to remember to his grandfather paterno, that died recently. "Suit to all my family to my presentation to Barcelona, except to my grandfather, Hans of Jong, the father of my father. It died when it celebrated my 21 birthdays. It is a form of homenajearle", commented.