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Lionel Messi ‘will fall in love’ with Frenkie de Jong, says Ronald de Boer

A match made in heaven?

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Lionel Messi will “fall in love” with Barcelona’s newest signing Frenkie de Jong, according to Ronald de Boer.

The Dutch star will arrive at the Camp Nou on a five-year deal in the summer, and De Boer reckons he’ll be a big hit with the GOAT.

“De Jong has Ajax DNA which is nearly the same as Barcelona DNA, he is intelligent, he always has good ideas, he never plays without thinking. Messi will fall in love with De Jong.”

“He’s a different player and is not afraid of dribbling and waiting for the opportune moment to give the ball.

“He will have Busquets as a professor to learn from in the first year and after that Busi can hand the role over to De Jong. He can also play in the Xavi and Iniesta position but the No 6 is his best role.”

De Boer | NOS (via Sport)

De Jong’s already spoken about how he wants to play with Messi, and we’ll get to see the duo in action for Barcelona next season.

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