Barcelona have unveiled a statue of Johan Cruyff right next to Camp Nou on Monday evening.

Cruyff’s wife Danny and son Jordi were present at the unveiling of the statue, while the Estadio Johan Cruyff will open on Tuesday with a match between Ajax and Barcelona’s U19 sides.

Jordi Cruyff said at the unveiling, “This statue brings pleasure and pride to the whole family. We would like to thank everyone who made it possible. And it is in a very special place for him, where he spent a lot of time as a player and manager”

Barcelona Chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu added, “This statue is a lasting reminder of Johan Cruijff and what he stood for. He is a very important part of our history, essence and sentiment.”

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