Ariedo Braida, ex director of the Barça and of the Milan


Ariedo Braida considers it a mistake to sell Frenkie de Jong

Published:25/06/2022 - 14:10h

Updated:25/06/2022 - 14:10h

The former manager of teams like Barcelona and Milan, Ariedo Braida, has indicated that the Barça team would be making a mistake by putting Frenkie de Jong up for sale. In his opinion, he is the right age and projection

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In spite of having the confidence of Xavi Hernández, the one who has him like one of the main figures in the centre of the field, Frenkie of Jong has been signalled by the directive of the FC Barcelona to be 'sacrificed' in the market of signings. Already there have been offers by part of the Manchester United with Erik Have Hag anxious for having him of turn, but still there is not agreement.

In recent statements, the ancient adviser of international football of the Barcelona team, ex sportive director of the Milan and today general director of the Cremonese, Ariedo Braida, has pronounced on the situation of the Dutch, in the one who sees to a big player on a long-term basis, by what would be a desacierto of the Barça put him in the market as it is doing it at present.

In his opinion, Frenkie of Jong is a footballer with exceptional qualities that any trainer wanted to have in his eleven. Besides, it is young and his margin of growth can extend in the next years, by what his posture is similar to the one of Xavi: "Of Jong is fortísimo, with a big level. Has a big projection and a suitable age. I would not sell it, would remain it to me".

Braida, on the possible signings of the Barça

Likewise, it has referred to the case of Robert Lewandowski. For the Italian, is a formidable piece, but considers that in this moment the Barcelona team requires to a younger figure: "it Is a big player but is in the final part of his career. The Barça needs a player of the same level that the Pole, but perhaps younger. It is an important player for the Bayern. I see it complicated".

Also it has pronounced on the case of Kalidou Koulibaly, another of the signings wished by the Barcelona: "it Can go out of the Napoli. They have proposed him an agreement with a wage to the half and understand that it wants to go out. It is a big defender. It is not alone strong physically, but a player of an impressive category. It is 30 years old and also a big projection".

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