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Luuk de Jong took over Lionel Messi’s place at FC Barcelona

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Luuk de Jong took over Lionel Messi’s place at FC Barcelona

PSV Eindhoven’s Luuk de Jong has spoken about his time at FC Barcelona, ​​who he joined on loan in 2021 in the summer that Lionel Messi surprisingly left the club for Paris Saint-Germain. The Dutchman reported from the Barça dressing room that he was taking over from the Argentine.

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De Jong said The Guardian: “That was very strange. Of course I wasn’t the direct replacement for him. Nobody can replace Messi. I was the new center forward. But in the dressing room I was actually sitting in his seat. That was great.”

Coach Ronald Koeman really wanted to have his compatriot, but the coach was fired after a few weeks. De Jong had a tough time under Koeman’s successor We had a free kick. It doesn’t get any better than that. I’m really proud of that.”

In the summer of 2021, Lionel Messi was unable to agree on a contract extension with the financially struggling Catalans, so he then to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. Vom FC Sevilla holte Barça de Jong on loan basisas there was no money for expensive new signings.

After his loan from Barcelona, ​​Sevilla gave de Jong to PSV Eindhoven for three million euros, where the striker had already played between 2014 and 2019. The 33-year-old has also played for FC Twente, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Newcastle United during his career.

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