De boer Brothers
NETHERLANDS, Eindhoven : Filer dated 13 April 1997 of Dutch internationals Frank and Ronald (L) de Boer. Spanish Primera Division giants Barcelona have finally clinched the signature of the brothers after a protracted transfer saga. Barcelona are to pay Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam 22 million dollars for the pair confirmed the club on Friday. Barcelona offered 22 million dollars for both last year but Ajax refused to release the brothers from their contracts, which run until 2004. The pair launched a legal bid to get out of their contracts, claiming they would quadruple their salary at Barcelona, but this failed. This time Ajax agreed to the deal.