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Ronald Koeman officially became Barcelona’s new coach. The Dutch tactician is said to have made Georginio Wijnaldum his target player.
Koeman was announced as the new coach of Barcelona on Wednesday (August 19th, 2020). He was appointed to replace Quique Setien, who had previously been expelled from Camp Nou.
The former Dutch national coach has the task of restoring Barcelona to the glory that has failed miserably in all competitions this season. Blaugrana lost to Real Madrid in the Spanish league and bowed in embarrassment in the Champions League after being slaughtered 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.
At his first press conference as Barcelona coach, Koeman promised Total Football, a game that emphasizes control of the ball and passes between players, on Lionel Messi et al. As is well known, Total Football is the “embryo” of Tiki Taka, a distinctive style of play Los Cules.
In order to apply the Dutch style of play in Barcelona, Ronald Koeman is reportedly targeting several players who are deemed appropriate for his strategy. One of the main targets is Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Koeman is no stranger to Wijnaldum. The 29-year-old midfielder was his most important player when he was still in charge of the Dutch national team.
According to reports Algemeen DagbladRonald Koeman has persuaded Wijnaldum not to renew his contract in Liverpool. The former Newcastle United player’s contract at Anfield expires in 2021 and he has not yet been asked to speak to him about a contract extension The Reds.
Georginio Wijnaldum can be hired with a one year contract from Barcelona at an affordable price. However, the Catalan club inevitably had to sell some of their players as well before they could get the Liverpool star, who broke the net twice. Blaugrana in the second leg of the 2019 Champions League semi-finals.
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