FC Barcelona announce signing of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax
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FC Barcelona have completed the signing of midfielder Frenkie De Jong from Ajax for a whopping €75 million plus a possible €11m in add-ons.
The versatile Dutchman has been a shining light for Ajax over the past two seasons, impressing everyone - especially Barça - with his dribbling, passing and comfort under pressure.
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De Jong signs a five year contract, stretching until the end of the 2023/24 season.
He will spend the remainder of this season in the Eredivisie before officially joining up with the Barça in July 2019.
With the signing of De Jong, it's now a lot more likely that Barça will give up on their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, whose contract expires in the summer.
That could allow Tottenham to move in for the Frenchman, with the Premier League outfit in desperate need of reinforcements in midfield.