Spanish giants Barcelona have reportedly changed their minds when it comes to the future of loaned Luc de Jong.
For those who aren’t aware, statements reported by Spanish media earlier this week suggested the possibility that killer de Jong’s stay in Catalonia could continue steadily, amid the Dutchman’s impressive exploits in front of goal.
Such allegations came just days after De Jong beat the Blaugrana in the final moments, en route to a 3-2 win over Levante:
Barcelona’s race for second place is not over yet
Luuke de Jong proves the critics wrong, with a superb win in a header match pic.twitter.com/UUR5HWbzn8
– FootballJOE (FootballJOE) April 10 2022
Reports that De Jong would remain in place for another season were, as expected, met with broad approval from Barcelona supporters, as the seasoned striker endured himself for a long time in the club’s fanbase.
Those supporters, in turn, will no doubt be even more disappointed with the new status update that surfaced this weekend.
According to Spain’s Diario Sport, in fact, those in the position of power at the Camp Nou have reached the decision not to enter into negotiations with their Seville counterparts over the extension of De Jong’s loan period.
This comes with Xavi and Associates. Instead, they expected to focus their attention on including a younger goalscorer, serving as a contender to current first-choice Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Barcelona has decided that Luke de Jong will not continue next season.
– @sports pic.twitter.com/NjSygsCuSs
Barcelona Universal April 17 2022
Attention towards Cadiz
The final word on De Jong’s future, of course, comes with the Dutch international expected to play at least some role in just over 24 hours, when Barcelona returns to play.
After seeing the club’s Europa League hopes dashed at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt during the week, the Catalans are preparing to turn their attention once again to matters domestically, in a La Liga meeting with relegation-stranded Cadiz.
A short while ago, the list of players that coach Xavi had at his disposal to face the match was revealed, as follows:
list of elected #Barcelona_Cadiz pic.twitter.com/80V7LZs1Yz
– FC Barcelona (FCBarcelona) April 17 2022
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