Key target Frenkie De Jong set to join PSG for £66.8m

Frenkie De Jong

Frenkie De Jong

The 21-year-old Dutch worldwide has impressed at club and global level this year, alerting the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City to his talents.

While it is noted that there is no "final agreement" in place and that other clubs remain interested, De Telegraaf also acknowledges that €75m is the price set by Ajax director Marc Overmars.

However, speaking to The Guardian, De Jong said he is keeping all options open, "It's hard to say what will happen".

On the ongoing speculation, De Jong added: "I don't pay attention to it".

Barça and City may have little choice but to now move quickly in order to match PSG if they do not wish to lose out. You have the guys from Barcelona, the guys from Manchester City. There are so many to learn from.

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As well as spending some of his young career in defence, De Jong is a deep-lying midfield playmaker who also likes to dribble.

If De Jong moves to Paris for €75m, he will be the most expensive outgoing Dutch transfer ever and the second most expensive Dutch footballer.

De Jong told the Manchester Evening News earlier this week that he wants to finish this season well with Ajax. Matthijs de Ligt has been on the radar of top Premier League sides including Liverpool, and the 19 year old could reject the chance to stay in the Netherlands beyond the summer.

Top PSG officials met De Jong's agent Ali Dursun on Thursday and, later, Ajax management at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, De Telegraaf said.

"I hear the stories but I just want to finish this season well".

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