Ajax FC have comfirmed that a deal worth 75 million euros plus add-ons has been agreed with Spanish giants Barcelona for the transfer of midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The 21-year-old is one of Europe’s most sought-after young players after impressing in the Ajax midfield since making his debut in 2016.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 23, 2019
De Jong’s profile increased still further when he broke into the Netherlands side earlier this campaign and it seems a big-money move is not far away.
Man City were previously thought to be leading the race after telling Ajax they were willing to pay €70m plus €20m in bonuses to sign De Jong.
However, the Catalan club see De Jong as a key player for the future and were ready to offer bumper personal terms in order to edge ahead of the Premier League champions in the race to sign him.