‘Maybe someday I’ll join Barcelona, but not this season’: Frenkie De Jong confirms he’s staying at Ajax despite interest from Spanish giants
- Frenkie De Jong has been linked with a move to Spanish champions Barcelona
- The 22-year-old Dutch midfielder confirmed he will stay at Ajax this season
- Ajax beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 on aggregate to secure Champions League place
Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong has confirmed he will remain at the club this season despite interest from Spanish champions Barcelona.
De Jong started as the Dutch outfit secured their place in the group stages of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw with Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday, having won the first leg 3-1 in Holland.
And the highly-rated youngster was quick to make it clear that he will be staying put with the transfer window set to close on Friday.
Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong has confirmed he will remain at the club this season
DE JONG CAREER CV
46 games, two goals, nine assists
Ajax U21 (2015-17)
46 games, eight goals, 11 assists
‘Maybe someday I’ll join Barcelona, but not this season,’ he told NOS. ‘I’m staying at Ajax. I think it will be a good year.
‘I’d love to play with Ajax against Barcelona.
‘Our squad is good and we deserved to reach the group stage. Now we’re about to find out what we’re capable of in the Champions League.
‘It will be my first time (facing those big opponents), but I hope to draw a group with perspective to march on.’
De Jong has contributed two goals and nine assists in 46 games for Ajax since being promoted from the youth set-up in 2016.
The 21-year-old Dutch midfielder had been linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona