It looks like we now know which number Frenkie de Jong is set to take at FC Barcelona. The fan shops in the Catalan capital have already started the brand new kits with De Jong’s name on their backs. If these images are official, then we may welcome the new No.21 at the Camp Nou stadium.
It’s not the happiest shirt number in the club’s history. Last season, for example, it was worn by Carles Alena who earned the first-team promotion in winter mostly ‘thanks to’ Rafinha’s season-ending knee injury. Before the Spanish gem, the No.21 kit at Barca belonged to Andre Gomes who suffered from depression during his Camp Nou times and has been recently sold to Everton.
In any case, Frenkie de Jong’s official number will be announced very soon. This Friday, July 5, the player will be unveiled at the Camp Nou stadium. The ceremony will start at 19.00 CET and a huge crowd is already expected given the event will be open for the fans.
In case you’ve forgotten, De Jong was signed from Ajax this January. He cost Barcelona 75 million euros fixed plus another 11 million euros in add-ons. The acquisition of the 22-year-old means a start of a new generation of the midfielders at Barca.