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.

Though, rumours of a move to Barcelona soon emerged.

Now, that move has been confirmed and Barcelona have a new young star in their ranks.

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 19: Thomas Mueller of Germany is challenged by Frenkie De Jong of The Netherlands during the UEFA Nations League A group one match between Germany and Netherlands at Veltins-Arena on November 19, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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

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.

Boost for Arsenal: FC Barcelona drop hint over Denis Suarez’s future

With one player set to come in, another has been linked with a move away.

That player is Denis Suarez and he has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.

Now, Arsenal have supposedly been given a boost in their pursuit of Suarez.

Click here to find out why. 

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