Louis van Gaal has doubts about the impact Frenkie de Jong will make at Barcelona next season.

The 22-year-old will join Barcelona this summer from Ajax in a €75 million deal.

As a guest on Fox Sport’s Tafel van Kees, Louis van Gaal was asked about De Jong’s decision to join Barcelona over other clubs such as PSG.

He said, “I think it’s going to be very difficult for him there. Not only because he might get a different role, but he also has to play those other players from the starting line-up. He is also lucky that Barcelona has been eliminated in the semi-final (of the Champons League), Because then their status will be different.

“I think it’s a great player, but I think Rakitic is also a great player. And I wanted to buy Vidal at Manchester United five years ago.

“I think that as a player you should also choose a club where you can always play. The question is whether that is justified in Barcelona. I hope so, because at that age you have to play every game. I think he could have made better choices because I think the whole world is waiting for Frenkie de Jong. I am so positive about him. ”




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