Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes Frenkie de Jong will make a big impact at Barcelona.

Back in January, Rivaldo stated he was not in favour of De Jong moving to Barcelona because he wanted the club to concentrate on bringing through their own youth.

However, Rivaldo has now changed his mind and believes the Dutchman will be an excellent signing for the Catalan’s.

He told Betfair, “Frenkie de Jong confirms what I had already expected. He is a good player with a bright future. I notice that he is adapting well to the new reality and it is clear that he is a good purchase for Barcelona. De Jong is going to make the fans happy.

“He is playing in the middle, a little ahead of Sergio Busquets, but on Netherlands national team duty Ronald Koeman is using him in a deeper role to let him organise the plays closer to a number six position.

“I think that Ernesto Valverde will find his best position in the future at Barcelona, but the fact he can play in different positions around the midfield is very important for the club and himself because he could become very useful in different situations of the game, helping in many positions.”

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