A new star has risen at the Camp Nou
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong after months of speculation on the youngsters future.
De Jong has been linked with a move away from Ajax for a while now.
De Jong is seen to be one of the most talented youngsters in European football since breaking through at Ajax.
He has played 28 games so far this season and has secured a spot for himself in the midfield of the Dutch giants.
That lead to people speaking about him all across Europe.
It was even suggested back at the beginning of December that Paris Saint-Germain had agreed a 75m euro deal to sign the player and he would join up in the summer.
That was quickly quashed and he continued to impress in Amsterdam.
Now, that move has been confirmed and Barcelona have a new young star in their ranks.
Confirmed: 75 million euros plus 11 million in variables
Barcelona confirmed through their official website that a deal had been completed to sign the player.
De Jong will cost 75 million euros plus 11 million in variables, which you would assume are performance based.
Interestingly, he will not join the club straight away.
As announced by Barcelona, the deal will come into effect from 1 July 2019
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He will sign a five-year deal with the club, taking him through to the 2023/24 season.
Barcelona also state that ‘Josep Maria Bartomeu and the CEO Òscar Grau were personally involved in closing the deal in Amsterdam.’
Safe to say, Barcelona fans will be delighted with this piece of business.
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