Frenkie de Jong joins Barcelona from Ajax for €86m

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Frenkie de Jong has joined Barcelona from Ajax for 86million euros
Frenkie de Jong has joined Barcelona from Ajax for 86million euros
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Frenkie de Jong has joined Barcelona from Ajax for 86million euros
Frenkie de Jong has joined Barcelona from Ajax for 86million euros

Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong has completed his transfer from Ajax to Barcelona and will be joining the Catalan club from 1 July 2019.

A statement on Barcelona website said an agreement have been reached for the transfer of midfielder.

De Jong signed a five-year deal.

“The cost of the transfer operation is 75 million euros, plus a further 11 million in variables,” Barcelona said on their website.

Deal of the day

“The player will be signing a contract for the next five seasons, through to 2023/24.

“The president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the CEO Òscar Grau were personally involved in closing the deal in Amsterdam.

Born on 5 May 1997 in Arkel, Netherlands, De Jong is one of the Europe’s most promising midfield talents.

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At just 21 years of age, he is joining FC Barcelona after proving himself as a polyvalent player with an excellent reading of the game and ability to provide the killer pass.

The Dutchman started out in the Willem II academy, but after just one year in Tiburg he caught the eye of Ajax, who signed him to the club in 2015.

However, he was loaned back from Amsterdam to his former team to ensure he got enough playing time to fully develop as a player.

De Jong then returned to Ajax to lead its reserve team, Jong Ajax, in the Jupiler League.