A Spanish press report revealed today, Tuesday, a new development regarding the association of Ronald Koeman, the Netherlands coach, with a contract with Barcelona this summer.
Barcelona announced, on Monday, the dismissal of its coach, Quique Setien, after the team’s exit from the Champions League quarter-finals humiliatingly defeated Bayern Munich 8-2.
negotiated with the Dutch Federation yesterday, to dispense with Koeman’s services.
And Spanish reports revealed that Koeman had a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave, if he got the opportunity to train Barcelona.
The newspaper indicated that Grau finalized the agreement with Koeman yesterday,
and the Dutch coach will sign the contract with Barcelona today or tomorrow.
Koeman will sign a two-year contract, meaning that his contract will expire in 2022,
with the possibility of reducing it until June 2021 only after the presidential elections.
Ronaldo Koeman, in turn, agreed to leave the position of coach of the Netherlands national team,
with whom he had aspired to play Euro 2020,
but was postponed to next year due to the outbreak of the Corona virus (Covid 19).
Koeman remained a player for Barcelona between 1989 and 1995,
and won all titles with him, most notably: 4 consecutive Spanish First Division and the European Cup (European Champions League).
According to El “Mundo Deportivo”, according to Dutch sources,
Donnie Van de Beek may be Barcelona’s first deal this summer if he hires Koeman to train him.
Koeman plans to reform the midfield by hiring Van de Beek to be next to Frenkie de Jong,
the success buddy when the pair were in Ajax.
Therefore, the Dutch coach wants to bring the 23-year-old midfielder in his bag, which was confirmed by the Spanish network Ondacero,
which made it clear that Koeman should try to sign Van de Beek this summer,
explaining that the deal will cost the club between 25 and 30
million euros to win a bet for the Ajax Amsterdam player.
Van de Beek is one of the most prominent midfielders in Europe,
and all clubs flock to sign him during the summer transfer market,
and among these clubs are Real Madrid and Manchester United,
as well as many major European teams. Van de Beek played 5 seasons with Ajax Amsterdam and participated in 175 matches, scoring 41 goals and 33 assists in a very impressive record.