The board unhappy with Alena shirt-number-comments - local reports
- The board denies promising Alena to keep his previous shirt number.
- They suppose that there is a third person who tells Carles fake information.
- The 21-year-old was confused that the board didn't inform him of swapping numbers with De Jong.
Eric Abidal is supposed to have held a private talk with the player, however, the reports don't unveil how the discussion ended.
Previously, Carles Alena declared that he hadn't got any notice from the club that his No.21 was given to the Dutchman. The 21-year-old was upset with the board's actions but told that "sometimes these things happen".
As for De Jong, the newcomer was upbeat as he got his desired number. Frenkie has chosen No.21 to pay homage to his grandfather.