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Ajax Star De Jong To Sign £75m Deal

08 December, 2018, 21:59 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Frenkie De Jong has been linked with a host of top clubs

"It's hard to say what will happen", De Jong told the Guardian.

Ajax reportedly placed a £75m value on the in-demand midfielder in a bid to warn off suitors.

The Sun claims that the 21-year-old midfielder will turn down the chance to sign for Pep Guardiola's side in favour of a £67 million move to the French champions.

Frenkie de Jong remains firmly committed to Ajax for the immediate future, says his agent, as rumours continue to swirl on the Dutchman's future.

'There are so many I look at, especially the midfielders.

Despite his new starring role on the worldwide scene and interest from Europe's elite clubs, De Jong is still focusing on the job at hand with his current club.

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Likened to Johan Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer, De Jong is one of the most exciting young players in Europe and has been linked with a move to Barcelona or Manchester City next summer.

De Jong made the move to Ajax from Willem II in 2016, where he won the Jupiter League Talent of the Season in 2016-17 for the club's reserve team Jong Ajax.

"You have to do your defensive work but I like to see players who understand the game, players with a lot of vision". Then we will see. But I am not sure, ' he told the paper.

Expounding on the transfer speculation, in particular the stories surrounding a big-money bid from Ligue 1 champions PSG, he added: "It's an issue since the start of the season".

The 21-year-old Dutch worldwide has impressed at club and global level this year, alerting the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City to his talents.

De Jong has been capped five times by the Netherlands and played a key role in their Nations League campaign where they next face England in June 2019.

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