Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has agreed to join Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
Ajax wants at least 75m euros for De Jong, a fee Barca considers excessive. Barcelona are willing to pay 60m euros. A potential deal for De Ligt could come into it too. If they are getting a lot for him, they may lower their price for De Jong. Barcelona believe that in the end, they will reach an agreement.
Barcelona have maintained contact with the player since the summer and plan to tie up the transfer ahead of next season. De Jong has also met with Manchester City, Bayern Munich and PSG but always intended to give Barcelona priority.
De Jong has already seen his dream move collapse once in the early stages after Ajax flat out refused to do business last summer, claiming they wished to keep hold of their best players. But with the player’s reputation quickly growing and the financial rewards from a sale looking beneficial, the Dutch side look likely to cash in over the summer. De Jong also insists on a summer move to bring to an end a transfer saga that would have dragged on for over a year.
The player has not let the talks over a move harm his performances on the pitch and has remained a key player in a side that is in the hunt for the Dutch title as well as the Champions League where they have reached the last 16 for the first time since 2006.
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