Ludovit Reis to Barcelona: Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Ludovit Reis from Groningen.
Barcelona have wrapped up the signing of the 18-year-old Ludovit Reis from Groningen. The 18-year-old midfielder has cost Barcelona 3 million, which could rise to 8 million if several clauses are met.
The highly-rated youngster signed for the Catalan club this summer and the release clause is said to be €100 million. At 18 years of age, the prodigy is set to be integrated with the star-turned ranks in Nou Camp.
He is a product of Groningen’s academy and made his senior debut in 2017. A place in the Eredivisie record books will forever be his, with a goal against Sparta Rotterdam making him the first player born in the 21st century to find the target in the Dutch top flight.
Reis has been a regular since making a first-team breakthrough and will depart with the best wishes of those who have helped to shape his career to this point.
Groningen’s technical director, Mark-Jan Fledderus, told the club’s official website: “It is a compliment to all levels of the club.
“The youth scout recognised the specific qualities of Ludovit four years ago and managed to persuade him to come to Groningen.
“There the trainers went to work with him and they helped him in his further development.
“Ludovit subsequently had the opportunity to show himself at a very young age around the first-team selection.
“Thanks to the excellent facilities at the TopsportZorgCentrum, among other things, his development has gone at a furious pace. With the ultimate reward being the interest of Barcelona and this final transition.”
He added: “This transfer shows that it is possible for talented young players at FC Groningen, under professional supervision and in a top sports environment, to develop and make the transition from Groningen to a world-famous club like Barcelona.
“But the biggest compliment goes to Ludovit Reis himself, who was named ‘Warrior of the Year’ in 2017 for FC Groningen training for a reason. We wish him every success in Spain.”
The Eredivisie club’s managing director, Hans Nijland, went on to say: “In 23 years I have been able to do business on behalf of FC Groningen with large clubs at home and abroad, but this transfer with one of the largest clubs in the world is a wonderful agreement.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
🔵🔴📝 LATEST NEWS: Dutch midfielder Ludovit Reis joins Barça from FC Groningen, where he played 50 official games, signing a deal for the next three seasons
👏 Welcome, Ludovit!
— FC Barcelona B (@FCBarcelonaB) May 23, 2019
🤝 DONE DEAL!
Ludovit Reis vertrekt naar FC Barcelona 😍
— FC Groningen (@fcgroningen) May 23, 2019
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) May 23, 2019
Barcelona have signed Groningen’s teenage midfielder, Ludovit Reis! Full story 👇https://t.co/YHowVZDuuP
— Goal News (@GoalNews) May 23, 2019
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