Van Basten: 'Johan Cruyff would be very embarrassed about Barca' 2

Van Basten: 'Johan Cruyff would be very embarrassed about Barca' 2

Famous player Marco van Basten said that the late legend Johan Cruyff would have been very embarrassed if he knew how Barca behaved on the transfer floor this summer.

The two legends of Dutch football worked together for two years at Ajax, when Johan Cruyff was coach from 1985-1988, and Van Basten played for the Dutch club from 1981-1987.

Van Basten criticized Barca’s transfer work, especially its treatment of Frenkie de Jong.

De Jong in a friendly match with UNAM Pumas on August 8.

Despite a debt of up to 1.5 billion USD, a consequence left over from the time of former President Josep Bartomeu, Barca is still the club that spent the most money in Europe in this year’s summer transfer period with a total value of about 170 million USD.

Barca still wants to streamline the squad to get more money and restructure the salary budget.

According to Mundo Deportivo, pushing the Dutch midfielder away from Camp Nou will help Barca free up between 30 and 35 million USD in salary funds.

Another former Dutch player, Rafael van der Vaart, also expressed dissatisfaction and even compared Barca’s working style to the mafia.

Johan Cruyff is the biggest name in Dutch football and one of the few most influential figures in modern world football history.

Cruyff won three consecutive C1 Cups with Ajax in 1971, 1972 and 1973, won one La Liga and one King’s Cup with Barca.

During his coaching career, Cruyff raised totaalvoetbal – total football – into a philosophy, helping Ajax win three titles, and with Barca winning La Liga four consecutive years (1991-1994) and winning the Cup for the first time.

Van Basten: 'Johan Cruyff would be very embarrassed about Barca'

Van Basten (right) in a meeting with Johan Cruyff on the occasion of Milan’s match against Barca.

Van Basten also won three Golden Balls, equal to the achievements of Johan Cruyff and Michel Platini.

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