Luuk de Jong, kissing the Barça shield during his presentation


Luuk de Jong 'inherits' Leo Messi's position in the dressing room

Published:9/09/2021 - 18:01h

Updated:9/09/2021 - 18:01h

The 'place' that Luuk de Jong will occupy in the dressing room is already known. The Dutch inherits Messi's box office, between Ter Stegen and Agüero

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Luuk Of Jong is the new forward of the FC Barcelona and this Thursday the club has presented it of official way in the installations of the Camp Nou. The Dutch, the one who arrives pertinent of the Seville in quality of loan by a season, will dress the dorsal number '17' in the Barça and already has his place in the changing room culé; the same that Leo Messi occupied until does some months.

The footballer of 31 years will occupy the taquilla of 'The Flea', that is between the one of Marc-André ter Stegen and Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero, as it has desvelado in the images that has presented the club during the presentation of Of Jong, before it dressed of short to give the first touch with the balloon in the stadium that will be his house, the Camp Nou.

In any case, is a taquilla historical for the culés. Before it occupied it Messi, was 'property' of other mythical players for the Barça: Rustu, Frank of Boer, Óscar or Jose Mari Bakero. From now, the name of Luuk of Jong will appear under the of Leo Messi.

Of Jong, very thrilled to join to the Barça

As he has expressed it in press conference, turn into player of the FC Barcelona is the most important step of his career. Ronald Koeman trusts fully in him, after having worked together in the selection of Low Countries. Although in the Seville became the 'descarte' of Julen Lopetegui, his compatriot considers that has a profile that will be very beneficial for the team culé.

Luuk Has a big challenge by in front, but as it has said in front of the means, "have showed my quality to the highest level and expect to do it here in the Barça. I expect that the fans help me to feel me as home. All together will struggle to have the best possible season".

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