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FC Barcelona News: 24 January 2019; Sevilla Defeat Barcelona, Frenkie De Jong Agrees to Join in Summer

Sevilla v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey Quarter Final Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Camp Nou must do it again (2-0) | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have become experts of late at overturning negative results at Camp Nou. We’ve already had one example of that against Levante this month, and now it’s time to do it all over again after going down 2-0 to Sevilla in Wednesday’s quarter final first leg.

Debut for Boateng in the starting XI | FC Barcelona
Bittersweet debut for the new FC Barcelona player Kevin-Prince Boateng as he made his first appearance, in the starting XI no less, in the 2-0 defeat in the Copa del Rey against Sevilla. The former Ghanaian international lined up at centre forward and played 63 minutes before being replaced by Luis Suárez.

Barça sign De Jong | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Ajax have reached an agreement for the transfer of midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who will be joining the Catalan club from 1 July 2019. The cost of the transfer operation is 75 million euros, plus a further 11 million in variables. The player will be signing a contract for the next five seasons, through to 2023/24.

Frenkie de Jong: Did you know? | FC Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong was born on 12 May 1997, two days before a Sir Bobby Robson led FC Barcelona won the European Cup Winners’ Cup for the fourth time. Coincidentally, the final was played in Rotterdam, Holland.

Busquets’ successor or playmaking defender? How Barcelona could line up with Frenkie de Jong | Goal
Ultimately, it came down to Josep Maria Bartomeu’s determination to get his man, with the Barca president having been left red-faced by Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico Madrid last summer rather than move to Camp Nou. As a result, he was willing to sanction a mammoth €86 million deal that will also see the 21-year-old De Jong earn a whopping €16m in wages.

How well do you know Barça’s Dutchmen? | FC Barcelona
Holland has provided plenty of players to the club over the years, but can you tell us whether each of the following statements are true or false?

Barça’s 19 Dutch players, up close | FC Barcelona
From Johan Cruyff to Frenkie de Jong. With FC Barcelona having signed the 21-year-old midfielder from Ajax, the Club brings into the fold the 20th Dutch player in its history. Here’s a look at the La Liga statistics put up by the 19 players who preeceded him. De Jong will be added to the list the moment he steps onto the field in the 2019/20 season.

From Cruyff to De Jong | FC Barcelona
Frenkie De Jong is joining FC Barcelona. One of the most promising midfielders in Europe, the 21 year old has already proved time and again that he is an ideal candidate to slot into the famous Barça style. Technically gifted he can play as a defensive midfielder, where he is perfect for getting the ball moving up-field on the ground, but he can also operate anywhere else in the middle of the park, with exquisite through balls to the forwards being one of his finest specialities.

Barcelona teenager Ilaix Moriba to sign new deal | Football Espana
Highly-rated Barcelona academy player Ilaix Moriba Kourouma looks set to stay at the club and reject offers from several European giants, report Diario Sport. The midfielder is one of La Masia’s brightest prospects and has put in a series of star appearances this year, including a hat-trick against Real Madrid’s Juvenil B team in August.

Barcelona tracking Sao Paulo winger Helinho | Football Espana
Barcelona are monitoring the progress of Sao Paulo winger Helinho, according to the Catalan club’s former defender Edmilson. The 18-year-old has only made six first-team appearances for the Brazilian giants but he is among the most highly-rated players in the country.

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