De Jong’s father hints at Barcelona move

Frenkie De Jong
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 14: Frenkie de Jong of Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match between Ajax and Royal Standard de Liege at Johan Cruyff Arena on August 14, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Father of Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Frenkie De Jong has hinted that there’s a 95% chance his son could move to Barcelona next summer.

The Ajax holding midfielder insists he has no agreement with Paris Saint-Germain or any other club, after rumors of a done deal to the French champions surfaced on the press last week.

De Jong also reiterated that he will not be leaving Ajax in January, but his father thinks a move to Spain is the preferred destination for the midfielder.

John de Jong told Voetbal Primeur that his son has a problem of good options and there is a good chance that he will leave Amsterdam at the end of the season.

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“He must decide himself and he is smart enough to make that decision,” he said.

“Frenkie will probably ask himself this question in spring. However, he is not short of options. He will leave Ajax — that is 95 percent certain.”

“A team that actually plays football would suit him best. All of the clubs interested in him are ones with teams that play. In terms of climate, Barcelona would be best. However, the financial aspect remains to be seen.”

The 21-year-old continues to be linked with PSG, after the French club’s director Antero Henrique visited Amsterdam to meet with De Jong’s agent last week.