Barcelona have signed Lok De Jong from Sevilla after inflicting 73 73 million on Antonio Griezmann.
The La Liga giants have raised 7 107m in 2019 to bring the French forward to the nine camps.
But with Barcelona’s disappointing financial situation, its appearance saw the club sell it to Atletico Madrid in a last-day deal worth just 34 34 million.
After incurring a 73 million loss to Griezmann in just two years, Barca turned to 31-year-old former Newcastle flop de Jong to provide backups to Memphis DePa and Sergio Aguero.
Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets both accepted last-day pay cuts to allow Aguero to finally register, months after joining Manchester City.
Ronald Koeman has already lost Lionel Messi this summer because the club is unable to afford his salary.
And in the loss of Griezmann, Queiman’s star-studded line-up has been rejected by all three Premier Leagues.
De Jong endured a terrible period on loan at Newcastle in 2013-14, while former Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite and Manchester United rejected him. Depp performed hardly better in England.
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Although all three have moved on to bigger and better things in Europe, this is hardly what the three Barcelona fans expect.
De Jong – a 31-cape Holland International – has been in solid form for Sevilla since signing with PSV Eindhoven in 2019.
However, it has managed fairly. دسی۔ La Liga has scored in 69 games, including just four in 34 games last season.
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