Talented Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong will move from Eredivisie side Ajax Amsterdam to LaLiga giants FC Barcelona on July 1, 2019.
The cost of the transfer operation is 75 million euros, plus a further 11 million in future variables. The player will be signing a contract for the next five seasons, through to the end of the 2023/24 season.
The FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the CEO Òscar Grau were personally involved in closing the deal in Amsterdam.
Born on May 5, 1997 in Arkel – the Netherlands, Frenkie de Jong is one of the Europe’s most promising midfield talents. At just 21 years of age, he is joining FC Barcelona after proving himself as a polyvalent player with an excellent reading of the game and ability to provide the killer pass.
The Dutchman started out in the Willem II academy, but after just one year in Tiburg he caught the eye of Ajax, who signed him to the club in 2015. However, he was loaned back from Amsterdam to his former team to ensure he got enough playing time to fully develop as a player. De Jong then returned to Ajax to lead its reserve team, Jong Ajax, in the Jupiler League.