Wijnaldum and De Jong arrive together at the Holland concentration

Georginio Wijnaldum, in very advanced conversations with the FC Barcelona To become one of his first signings in 2021-22, he has not lost the opportunity to launch a culé wink. The still midfielder of Liverpool He joined this Sunday afternoon to the concentration of the Dutch team in Portugal accompanied by what will most likely be his new teammate at Barça Frenkie de Jong. Barely a month after the end of his contract with Liverpool, Wijnaldum is one of the clear objectives of the Barça coaches, whether or not he continues on the Camp Nou bench. Ronald Koeman, who until 2020 was an ‘oranje’ coach and fought throughout the season unsuccessfully for his signing as culé.

Upon their arrival at the Cascade Resort, where the Dutch national team organized a first training session in which De Jong and Wijnaldum were not yet present, they were received by the coach Frank de Boer, former FC Barcelona player. The players joined with a wide smile that undoubtedly denotes their willingness to face the challenge that lies ahead, to play a great role in the Eurocup. Then, if the forecasts are confirmed with Wijnaldum, they will have time to think together about Barça. “There they are!” Exclaimed the coach smiling. “Yes, finally!”, De Jong also replied with a laugh.

De Boer granted both players permission to join the collective work on Sunday afternoon, when most of the ‘oranje’ internationals already met in Zeist on Friday.




Frank de Boer, Dutch coach, receives Wijnaldum and De Jong

During the first work session, Matthijs de Ligt, another of the Dutch internationals permanently linked to the Barça market, finished it early. The central of the Juventus he was substituted last week during Juve’s game against Bologna due to ankle pain.

Another tulip international with a Barça past, the goalkeeper of Valencia
Jasper cillessen, did not train while being quarantined at home after a positive coronavirus test. Nathan Ake, after seeing his Manchester City lose the Champions League final to him Chelsea, is scheduled to join the national team this Monday.

On Wednesday, the Netherlands will play a friendly match against Scotland at the Estádio Algarve in Almancil (8:45 pm). Afterwards, the expedition will return to the Netherlands on Saturday for the final preparation match for the European Championship on Sunday (6pm) at the De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede against Georgia. The Netherlands will debut in the European Championship on Sunday June 13 (8:45 p.m.) against Ukraine.