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The day that the Feyenoord left to escape Frenkie de Jong

Published:16/11/2019 - 20:04h

Updated:17/11/2019 - 00:19h

A journalist and ex Dutch footballer, Johan Derksen, has explained an unknown history: the Feyenoord left to escape Frenkie de Jong before he signed for the Willem II

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Recently less than a year, the FC Barcelona left tied the signing of Frenkie of Jong and, since it landed in the Camp Nou during the past month of July, the young Dutch midfield player has adapted like ring to the finger to the Barcelona team. Indisputable headline from the beginning of the season 2019-20 for Ernesto Valverde, Of Jong keeps growing like footballer and showing that it already is of the best of the world in his position.

A súper difficult class to equalise, although it does some years there were teams that did not bet by him and left him escape. It is the case of the Feyenoord, that according to account the ex footballer and journalist Johan Derksen, descartó his just signing before the Willem II did with his services. The father and the grandfather of Of Jong are big followers of the club of Rotterdam, but in the Feyenoord considered that Frenkie did not have the sufficient quality.

Like this the things, the one of Arkel finished in the Willem II and here began to dazzle in the Eredivisie, just before the Ajax bet by him and put him in the focus of the European football. Of Jong was purchasing chevrons and confidence, won the absolute titularity and his good performances with the Ajax also convinced to Ronald Koeman, for the one who is one of the indisputable in the alignments of Holland.

Now that is in the rows of the FC Barcelona, there is not any doubt that Frenkie of Jong is one of the best midfield players of his generation. Only it has 22 years, and if it keeps the level of performance the Barça can have done with the services of a player titularísimo for the next decade.

Feyenoord And PSG had very near to Of Jong

In the Feyenoord more than one will be throwing of the pelos, as also in Paris Saint-Germain. And it is that it fits to remember that the Parisian club was very near of fichar to Of Jong, and of have not been by the acelerón final of Bartomeu and his emissaries, the Dutch right now would be playing to the orders of Thomas Tuchel in the Park of The Princes.

This time could not be for Nasser To the-Khelaifi, that checked again how the money does not give it everything. Of Jong preferred to the Barça by project, tradition and style of game, always with the extra inducement to play at the side of the best player of the world. And to day of today, in half of the criticisms to the collective game of the Barça in this first third of campaign, the performance of the Dutch is being one of the best news.

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