FC Groningen-player Ludovit Trip makes a permanent transfer to FC Barcelona. The eighteen-year-old midfielder has Thursday a contract for three years was signed with the Spanish football club, with an option on two more seasons.
Journey was the last weeks already been linked with a droomtransfer to Barcelona, where he is very likely in the second team arrives.
The young Dutchman still had a contract until mid-2021 at the ‘Pride of the North’. The club receives a transfer fee of 3.25 million euros, but that amount can bonuses up to allegedly be about 7.5 million euro.
Since his debut for FC Groningen in september 2017, was Travelling, in whose Barcelona contract, a lump sum of 100 million euros is included, up to fifty official duels. He scored twice and gave two assists.
“In 23 years I have, on behalf of FC Groningen things to do with big clubs at home and abroad, but this transfer is one of the biggest clubs in the world is a beautiful finale”, says departing managing director Hans Nijland on the site of FC Groningen.
FC Groningen gives Friday a press conference in the own Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium, where the Journey and the director Nijland further elaborate on the particular transfer.
Ludovit Journey in action in the shirt of FC Groningen. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Barcelona also drew Frenkie de Jong at
Journey is the second Premier league player who this summer moved to Barcelona. The club of five Golden Ball-winner Lionel Messi explained earlier Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong for a maximum amount of 86 million euros.
It is intended that Trip, the preparation starts at the beginning. Possible he then moved to the second team to get used to the level.
With the attract of Journey, the number of Dutch people in Barcelona are three, because also goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is under contract. The old-following his departure to chelsea, however, wants to leave Camp Nou.
The Spanish club would also be seriously interested in Ajax captain Matthijs de ligt, that the European top clubs after a strong season, reportedly for the selection.
The FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde this season for the 26th time champion. The Catalans are Saturday in the final of the Spanish cup against Valencia.
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