sports: Barcelona lands coveted midfielder frenkie De jong on $85.4millions dollars deal
Barcelona has signed Frenkie de Jong for an initial €75million (approx. $85.4 million), with the coveted 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 season.
Barca has agreed to pay a potential €11m (approx. $12.5 million) 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 that has won the race for his signature.