Barcelona Sign Frenkie De Jong From Ajax For €75 million
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Barcelona Sign Frenkie De Jong From Ajax For €75 million

Barcelona have signed Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong. Player to join next summer.

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Barcelona have signed Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong for an initial fee of €75 million (£65m/$85m) the club announced.

The Spanish giants agreed on a transfer with the Dutch club today beating off competition for his signature from Manchester City and Paris Saint-German.

Frenkie will join his new teammates next summer when they resume for pre-season.

The 21-year-old is the Catalan club's third signing this summer after they brought in Jeison Murillo and Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Valencia and Sassuolo respectively.

Reacting to the capture of one of the best young players in the world, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu tweeted:

With the arrival of Frenkie De Jon,g, 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!

De Jong joins a reputable list of players to have signed for the Catalan club having starred for Ajax.

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