Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

PSG set to sign Ajax star De Jong in record deal

PSG set to sign Ajax star De Jong in record deal

FRENKIE DE JONG is set to snub Pep Guardiola and Manchester City by making a £67million move to Paris Saint-Germain next summer.

De Jong's agent Ali Dursan has now poured cold water over any chance of a January switch, reiterating that the former Willem II man is contracted to the Eredivisie outfit.

Ajax reportedly placed a £75m value on the in-demand midfielder in a bid to warn off suitors.

De Jong has scored twice in 22 games for Ajax this season while also playing in all 10 of their Champions League matches. There are so many I look at, especially the midfielders.

World Cup victor Mbappe remains one of De Jong's biggest admirers and has urged boss Thomas Tuchel to push the board to sign the playmaker.

"I want to finish this season well with Ajax".


Barca appear to have quite a strict wage hierarchy and don't want to break that - something that they worry PSG, and potentially Manchester City, aren't so fussed about. Then we will see. 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.

"I like to watch the great players, the ones who are technically good and understand the game", De Jong added. But I am not sure, ' he told the paper.

While he may not pay attention to the speculation, De Jong does have an admiration toward a particular style of play.

PSG do not intend to pay €75 million for De Jong, and although they do hold an interest in the Dutchman, Le Parisien is adamant that there is no deal whatsoever.

On praise for him from PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, he said: "It makes me happy to hear what Mbappe said about me".

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