Soccer Barcelona closing on deal for highly-regarded Ajax starlet – According to reports in Spain Barcelona are moving closer to securing a deal for Ajax youngster Frenkie De Jong. Highly-regarded De Jong a versatile 21-year-old central midfielder who can also play in defence made the move to Ajax from fellow Eredivisie outfit Willem II in the summer of 2015. After struggling for game-time during his first couple of seasons in Amsterdam De Jong burst one the scene this past season on his way to 22 league appearances. The youngster even managed to chip in with a hugely impressive 8 assists in the Eredivisie. Frenkie De Jong challenges Marouane Fellaini during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24 2017 in Stockholm Sweden. Camp Nou bound? De Jong is one of a number of top young prospects currently plying their trade at theAmsterdam ArenA with both Justin Kluivert and Matthijs De Ligt having already been linked with moves to a number of European footballs biggest clubs. And though De Jong has not garnered quite as much attention as the aforementioned duo due to his lack of game-time compared to his fellow Dutch starlets many are of the opinion that the gifted midfielder nevertheless possesses all of the necessary characteristics to develop into a genuine world-beater. One club who certainly share such an opinion are La Liga champions Barcelona with the Blaugrana having reportedly been keeping an eye on De Jongs development for some time now. And as per a report from Spanish outlet AS this evening Barca are now ready to take their interest in the Dutch prodigy a step further amid claims that the board of the Catalan giants will meet with De Jongs representatives this coming week to agree personal terms before attempting to seal a deal with Ajax. AS predict that a fee of between 30 and 35 million Euro will be required to coax the versatile starlet away from his home country. Antoine Griezmann provides deadline for decision on future amid Barcelona links Arsenal secure deal for Barcelonas Joel Lopez Click here for more World Cup betting tips Related Posts: Soccer Man City or Spurs? Mino Raiola tells Soccer Justin Kluivert blames Tottenham for Soccer Transfer news: Barcelona might be Soccer Manchester United hold upper hand in Soccer Italian giants set to pip Tottenham The post Soccer Barcelona closing on deal for highly-regarded Ajax starlet appeared first on World Sport News.
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