“Luuk de Jong is more dangerous than Neymar” – Ronald Koeman

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Barcelona’s boss Ronald Koeman welcomed his countryman Luuk de Jong as he joined the Catalans of Spain.

With raised eyebrows and with his confidence boosted, Koeman believes that the new signing Luuk de Jong is more dangerous than Neymar from crosses.

Barcelona’s side are lucky as they signed the Dutch forward de Jong from rivals Sevilla on loan at the end of the transfer window.

“When there’s a cross coming in, Luuk is more dangerous than Neymar,” said Koeman.

“He’s a different kind of forward to what we have, and I think all teams should have one like him.”

He went further to say that: “I told the club last year [that I wanted to sign de Jong].

“I wanted to be able to change my forwards. If the game calls for someone like Luuk, then he’ll play.

“We lost Antoine Griezmann on the last day of the window and only had three forwards.

“I first made contact with Luuk on August 8 and, even before that, I wondered why Barcelona didn’t have a guy like that.” he concluded.

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