We can both agree that seeing young talents making it to the top brings new energy to the game! It is breathtaking the way young talents transform into superstars. As we continue to watch the 22 years old Frenkie De Jong progress after signing on for Barcelona.
The Dutch midfielder is now a popular player after the fantastic performance during 2018/2019 Champions League tournament. The young midfielder played an important role in the team over last three seasons for Ajax.
Frenkie De Jong performance was crucial enough to help Ajax claim the KNVB Cup alongside Eredivise title which also help the club reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League tournament. However, a late goal from Lucas Moura knocked the young Ajax team out of the 2018/2019 Champions League tournament.
He earned praise with his performance against Real Madrid in both legs of the Ajax’s Champions League last sixteen match which fasten him as one of the promising talents to stardom. Immediately, De Jong attracted interests from European top clubs who see him as a talent to get his signature on their contract book as soon as possible. Even in the midst of big money offer, De Jong knew exactly what he wanted and calmly picked his next club.
Eventually, he sealed up transfer to join La Liga club FC Barcelona just by following national legends – Ronald Koeman, Johan Cruyff and the likes – it is easy to admit De Jong fit FC Barcelona style of play: He plays smart and simple soccer. He knows what he wants to do with the ball before he gets it, but can make adjustments if on pressure. He doesn’t panic on the ball. A very good ball passer. Although small in stature, he uses his body exceptionally well to shield the ball. You rarely see him lose possession of the ball.
But underneath this smooth, calm and understated style of play, he is a maestro, a genius, and a deadly player with the ball. He is a player who makes that killer pass. He can fit into anywhere in the middle of the field – he has similar skills with the likes of Sergio Busquet, Andre Iniesta, Javi Hernandez, Arthur Melo.
FC Barcelona is looking eagerly to a top-notch performance from Frenkie De Jong next season already – as he joined the team during January transfer window from Ajax but remained at the club to finish the season before proceeding to FC Barcelona – A €75million was received by Ajax from the Blaugrana to seal up the move.
Although, Frenkie De Jong was unveiled by FC Barcelona on the 4th July on the club website which finally sees him join the club.
Barcelona signed a rare gem which is definitely going to up their game all round.