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Barcelona complete signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong!

Barcelona complete signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong!

In a statement, Barcelona said, "FC Barcelona and Ajax have reached an agreement for the transfer of midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who will be joining the Catalan club from 1 July 2019".

His performances were soon followed by interest from every top club in Europe, with Manchester City, Barcelona and PSG always in the running for the 21-year-old's signature. Barcelona faced stiff competition in securing the services of the young player with PSG offering stiff competition in the battle to sign De Jong.

Now De Jong must focus on Ajax for the rest of the season, starting with a KNVB Cup quarter final on Thursday, "I am looking forward to Ajax v SC Heerenveen in KNVB Cup tomorrow".

The Blaugrana's bid of €75m plus €11m in variables was accepted by the Eredivise side, with De Jong officially moving to the Camp Nou in the summer.

'I also do not have to look at him as a kind of tourist.

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De Jong will earn around 16 million euros per year - 10 million net, with another six million in performance-related bonuses.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu, general manager Pep Segura and CEO, Òscar Grau were in Amsterdam on Wednesday to close the deal.

After coming through the ranks at Willem II in the Netherlands, he signed for Ajax in 2015 and has been a first-team regular for the past two seasons.

Frenkie de Jong is one of the hottest properties in the transfer market now. "I am excited, proud and happy".

De Jong will continue a tradition of Dutch players who have played for Barcelona, including Cruyff, Ronald Koeman, Marc Overmars, Patrick Kluivert and Franck de Boer.

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