Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is very enthusiastic about the signing of Frenkie de Jong.

The Netherlands international has been training with his new teammates for the first time this week along with fellow new signings Antoine Griezmann and Neto.

Speaking to Barca TV, Valverde praised all three new recruits, but especially De Jong.

He said, “These are three major purchases. Each in their own way. We expect a lot from them. They know that the fans are enthusiastic and we hope that they adapt as quickly as possible.

“De Jong has achieved a high level in recent seasons. Especially last year he was great, just like his entire team. We hope he adds new energy to our midfield. That would be good for us.

“We are also building for the future and he has many more years ahead of him. He is a player with a lot of quality and our way of playing fits him well.”

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