BREAKING NEWS: Barcelona seal €86m De Jong deal

  • Reported Manchester City and PSG target Frenkie de Jong has agreed a five-year deal with Barcelona, who will pay Ajax €75m up front.
Modified 24 Jan 2019, 11:28 IST

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona have announced the signing of Frenkie de Jong for an initial €75million, the Ajax midfielder set to join on a five-year deal for the start of the 2019-20 season.

Previously linked with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, De Jong has opted for Camp Nou but will remain in the Eredivisie for the rest of the campaign.

Barca have agreed to pay a potential €11m in variables for the 21-year-old midfielder, who has helped Ajax reach the last 16 of the Champions League this term.

De Jong has developed into one of the hottest talents in European football and it is Barca who have won the race for his signature.

With the arrival of Frenkie De Jong we add talent, youth and Barça style to our sporting project. We are convinced that he will be a key part of our team for years to come. Welcome, Frenkie!
— Josep Maria Bartomeu (@jmbartomeu) January 23, 2019

Published 23 Jan 2019, 22:49 IST
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