Ronald Koeman has stated he will play Frenkie de Jong in his preferred position at Barcelona.

The Dutch international is most comfortable playing as a deep lying midfielder, but since joining Barcelona he has been used all over the midfield and mostly in attacking roles.

Speaking to NOS, Koeman was asked if he would play De Jong as a deep midfielder, “Yes, that’s my idea. I have already said that before. You invest in a young player for whom you pay a lot of money. Then you have to let him play in the position where he has the expected return you get from him. “

Koeman expects De Jong to excel in his preferred role, “He has shown that at Ajax and the Dutch national team. He will also play there at Barcelona. But there is competition, so he has to be good and fit. This is the position that suits him best.”




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