Ronald Koeman has Barcelona release clause with the Netherlands

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has a clause that allows him to leave for Barcelona in 2020.

According to a report in Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, director of the Dutch FA Nico-Jan Hoogma, has revealed an option in Koeman's contract to join La Blaugrana next summer.

Jan-Hoogma stated that whilst Koeman's current deal with La Oranje runs until 2022, he has a clause which would allow him to join the La Liga champions after the European Championships – should they make a move for him.

He also indicated that there would be a release clause in place for such a deal, although declined to comment on the details of it, but confirmed that it applies solely to Barcelona.

"Koeman has always indicated his desire to manage Barcelona one day.

"We will see what the future holds on this matter.

"Success with the Dutch national team can 'take' you to Barcelona.

"But we are hopeful that Koeman will remain with us beyond the 2022 Qatar World Cup."

Koeman made 192 appearances as a Barcelona player, between 1989 and 1995, winning four La Liga titles and a European Cup in 1992.

Before returning as assistant to to Louis Van Gaal between 1998 and 2000, winning another league title in the process.

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