Barcelona want to return Luuk de Jong to his old club, but Sevilla don’t even want the Dutch striker to set foot again at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
Crazybola.com – Luuk de Jong came to Camp Nou last summer, as one of the players former coach Ronald Koeman wanted.
Luuk – who is not related by blood to Frenkie de Jong, was once listed as a top goalscorer in the Dutch League, when he signed for Sevilla from PSV. However, his performance last season was pathetic. He could not even bring his glory in the Dutch League to the Andalusian club. Until finally, Sevilla also brought in Rafa Mir and made De Jong pressed to immediately leave the club.
Now, after Koeman was sacked, Luuk de Jong’s fate has become unclear. Moreover, Xavi Hernandez made many changes, and his playing style really did not match the style of the Barcelona legend.
Sources say Barca want to let the 31-year-old forward in the January transfer window and are trying to find a deal with Sevilla.
However, it seems very difficult for the two teams to come to an agreement, because Sevilla’s stance is inviolable: they don’t want Luuk de Jong to return to their base. “At the moment, we don’t think De Jong will return to our club in the winter,” Sevilla president Jose Castro told Cope Seville reported Sport.
Thus, it seems, Luuk de Jong will stay at Barcelona until the end of this season, as previously agreed.
Of course, this is a separate problem that must be faced by Barca and Xavi. Moreover, the 41-year-old coach is determined to immediately clean up his squad, and one of the players who will be kicked out is Luuk de Jong.
From the start, many doubted Barca’s decision to sign De Jong, because he was only a substitute at Sevilla, and had long been poor in goals. However, at that time De Jong was still introduced as a new Blaugrana player – who released Antoine Griezmann at the same time, because Luuk had an important supporter: Ronald Koeman!
Barcelona will try to strengthen their squad again when the winter transfer window opens, as they don’t want Luuk de Jong to stay at Camp Nou.
The club’s disorganized movement forced the club to carry out a revolution, and it all led to Xavi Hernandez’s leadership on the touchline. This is certainly an opportunity for the club to bring in new players. Therefore, the Catalan team will try to get rid of Luuk de Jong, including by loaning him to another club.
So far, Turkey is expected to be a destination country for Luuk. Besiktas were said to be the club that was interested in signing him last summer, and Barca hope that interest has not subsided by now.