LaLiga 2018-19: 3 reasons why Frenkie De Jong could be a massive success with Barcelona
Arguably the biggest news of the January transfer news is that FC Barcelona have splashed €75 million to secure the services of the Dutch prodigy, Frenkie De Jong. The 21-year-old wonder kid has been the center of attraction across Europe for some time, and the Catalan club will be delighted to secure his services.
De Jong is already being hailed as the next big thing across Europe due to his ability to dictate play on the pitch. Despite being a central midfielder, the young Dutch prodigy has scored 3 goals and 1 assist in the league this season..
Barcelona were desperate to secure the services of the Ajax wonder kid. The Catalan giants knew the caliber of the Dutch midfielder, and his inclusion from the next season will be a huge boost for them.
There is no doubt that De Jong will be a huge threat to the opposition if he keeps improving and honing his skill set.
Without further ado, let us evaluate why the transfer of De Jong to the Catalan giants is likely to be a massive success in the near future.
#1 Take the ball, pass the ball
De Jong is a product of the famed Ajax Academy, which is one of the finest in the world. Some of the world's greatest players of their generation, like Cruyff, Seedorf, Kluivert, Bergkamp, De Boer and more recently the Tottenham duo of Eriksen and Alderweireld, were the fruits of Ajax.
Barcelona and Ajax have shared a special relationship for decades, not just because of the quality of the players but also because of the philosophy and culture of the Dutch club. The players nurtured by Ajax embrace the philosophy of Barcelona more often than not, and De Jong is unlikely to be an exception.
De Jong is accustomed to the famous philosophy of 'pass and move', which is well depicted in his playing style. He will fit extremely well at Barcelona and gel very quickly with the squad due to his playing style.