Barcelona will not be enough in saying thanks to its loyal players. After the departure of Lionel Messi to PSG for the sake of a higher salary, El Barca still owns great players who dedicate their full effort to bring victory into Nou Camp. Among the loyal players include Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
Barcelona posted the pictures of those players on its Twitter account. It was shown that both players were proud of wearing the new design of Barcelona’s jerseys. The posting ‘For The Love of The Club’ got more than 40k likes with more than two thousand retweets. It means, the club still has lots of loyal fans who are still expecting its best performances for this season.
Both Alba and Busquets are willing to get their salaries cut by 25% this season. These two veterans don’t mind to differ from another chunk. The posting seems to show off that Barcelona will still survive, regardless of the departure of Lionel Messi.
Let’s Take A Look Deeper at Barcelona
Are you one of Barca fans? Then, you will be curious about the number that each member of the squad has. You will be more curious about a player who will wear the number 10. Well, the number will be worn by Ansu Fati. While Sergio Agüero will wear 19.
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Meanwhile, Ousmane Dembélé will use the number 7 that was previously worn by Antoine Griezmann. Yusuf Demir will wear number 11 while Oscar Mingueza is going to wear 22 after moving from the Barca B. Another new player Memphis Depay will get the magic number 9, while another new player Eric Garcia will wear 24.
Then, number 17 belongs to the latest player Luuk de Jong. The player was just signing a loan deal with Barcelona after moving from Sevilla. De Jong will get the wages from El Barca, while there is a great chance to make the deal permanent when de Jong meets the club’s requirements. The loan agreement will last until June, 30th 2022.
De Jong made 69 appearances with Sevilla in La Liga. He scored ten goals with two assists. This Dutch striker entered the extravagant La Liga after leaving PSV Eindhoven. At the club from his hometown, he made 122 goals in only 204 appearances. His peak performance was in the 2018/19 season when he became a top scorer during his year in Eredivisie. He made 28 goals.
Another Irony of Griezmann
Striker Antoine Griezmann admitted his sadness because of leaving Barcelona. He returned to Atletico Madrid, the club where Barcelona got him as a loan player. However, Griezmann was saying that he was thankful for having a chance to play for this club.
During some interviews from various news websites, Griezman was very sad about leaving the club while he was also feeling proud of becoming a member of the winning team. It could be that Barcelona doesn’t need him anymore, as Griezmann only scored 35 goals for Barcelona since 2019 with the 120 million Euro. Rumors stated that Griezmann didn’t want to have their salaries cut during the pandemic crisis.
Source from Unogoal