Luuk de Jong: I feel prepared and ready to face Bayern Munich

Luuk de Jong: I feel prepared and ready to face Bayern Munich

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The striker says he's fit and raring to go in the Champions League

Luuk de Jong was presented as a Barcelona player on Thursday.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta was present. “It’s a pleasure to make this presentation,” he said. “We have checked that he’s a player who can bring us a lot footballingly speaking. We like his way of being. We live on goals and he can give us them. We got his signing at last moment. You know that at the last moment big things were decided for the club and, among them, the arrival of De Jong. We welcome him.”

For his part, Luuk said, in English: “It’s an honour to be here. I hope that we make history together.”

De Jong said that “training has been very good, I got a big welcome, it’s like a big family. I have a great relationship with Koeman from Holland so it’s great to be in the team.”

On his relationship with Memphis Depay, he added: “I’ve got a great relationship with him. I know him from Holland (and PSV). We understand each other without words, using the language of football. I know Frenkie well too.”

De Jong could involved against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou.

“I had a bad knee injury but I’ve been training for three or four weeks. I’m in shape and prepared. I don’t know what Koeman is planning for the game, but I’m ready. I hope to be stronger for the game against Bayern.”

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