Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Blow For Man City Ajax Starlet Agrees To Join PSG

Blow For Man City Ajax Starlet Agrees To Join PSG

Reports this morning suggested midfielder De Jong was on his way to PSG for a fee of around €75million but the player has now denied a deal has been done.

According to Dutch publication De Telegraaf, the 21-year-old has chosen the French champions ahead of the Citizens and is set to make the move next season.

De Jong is unsure of where he'll be playing his football next season but is focused exclusively on helping Ajax wrestle the Dutch league title from PSV Eindhoven's clutches.

The 21-year-old midfielder has become one of Europe's most sought after products after starring for the Eredivisie side over the past year.

It's no secret that Barcelona have been chasing Frenkie de Jong for some time as the Dutchman has been openly talked about at the club.

De Jong made the move to Ajax from Willem II in 2016, where he won the Jupiter League Talent of the Season in 2016-17 for the club's reserve team Jong Ajax. 'Then we will see.

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'Maybe I'll stay for another year, maybe I'll leave.

"You have the guys from Barcelona, the guys from Manchester City". But I am not sure.

"You have to do your defensive work but I like to see players who understand the game, players with a lot of vision".

Expounding on the transfer speculation, in particular the stories surrounding a big-money bid from Ligue 1 champions PSG, he added: "It's an issue since the start of the season".

Current PSG star Kylian Mbappe had recommended the player and the idea of living in Paris was - unbelievably - more attractive to De Jong than the prospect of living in Manchester.

And de Jong has admitted he himself is an admirer of Guardiola's passing-based style of football.

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