Ronald de Boer: Koeman has to make sure he doesn't sign only Dutch players

Ronald de Boer: Koeman has to make sure he doesn't sign only Dutch players
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  • Former Barca forward recalls having an equal number of Dutch and Spanish players at Blaugrana.
  • He says it wasn't any good for the locker-room atmosphere.
  • De Boer believes that Koeman should rather go for a La Liga player instead.

"In our time [in 1999-2000] you had the feeling that the Dutch-Spanish ratio [at Barca] was 50-50. There were 11 or 12 Dutch people in the team, including the technical staff," Ronald de Boer recalls.

"In retrospect, that wasn't good. You really have to take that into account, you have to make sure that you don't just buy Dutch people."

"Of course, you also see this with German and Portuguese coaches, they also attract a lot of fellow countrymen to their clubs.

"As a coach, you attract players that you know well and who suit you well in terms of mentality and character. But it would be strong if Ronald Koeman got a good player from the Spanish league," the Ajax official concluded.

According to the latest reports, Ronald Koeman plans to bring in both Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay. Besides, he is said to be keeping tabs on some Dutch youngsters like AZ's Calvin Stengs.

Source: Fox Sports via Goal

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