Frenkie de Jong admits he is already feeling settled at Barcelona

Sport360 staff 11:09 30/07/2019
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Frenkie de Jong says he is already feeling settled in Barcelona and has been made very welcome by everyone at the club.

On Saturday, De Jong was involved in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Japanese side Vissel Kobe, now home to Barcelona great Andreas Iniesta.

De Jong could make his Nou Camp debut in a pre-season friendly against Arsenal on August 4 before the La Liga season-opener against Athletic Bilbao on August 17.

The Dutchman has joined established names such as Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic, winners of 12 La Liga titles between them, at the heart of coach Ernesto Valverde’s midfield.

And De Jong said the pair had helped him settle in and he looked forward to learning from them.

“Everyone is helping me a lot, from the players to the staff, to the club,” said De Jong.

“Of course, I have watched a lot of matches of Barcelona over the past years, so I know they are amazing players.

“I have been looking up to them and they are a bit of an example to me.”

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