Overmars: Barcelona didn't value De Jong correctly

Frenkie de Jong

However, they are believed to be still in talks with Ajax, as they grow anxious over interest in the 21-year old from other clubs, mainly from Tottenham Hotspur.

But this time around, Barcelona won't have it easy as Real Madrid have also joined the race to sign Frenkie de Jong according to the report on Tribal.

LIVERPOOL star Georginio Wijnaldum has been impressed by the talent of Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong.

But was it really impossible for a big club like Barcelona to rope in the Dutch global this summer?

Barcelona and Tottenham are likely to renew their interest in De Jong and though the player recently hinted he sees his future away from Ajax, it seems unlikely he will be leaving before the end of the season.

"Barcelona may return for Frenkie in January, but players will not leave in that period".

The Catalans sent Eric Abidal to Amsterdam with a bid worth €30m, including bonuses but it wasn't enough to persuade Ajax to negotiate.

'Maybe someday I'll join Barcelona, but not this season.

Spurs became the first Premier League side in recent history to not sign a single player during the summer transfer window as Pochettino was left frustrated by chairman Daniel Levy's failed attempts to land his top targets.

But Overmars said Barcelona might come with a big offer to get De Jong in their squad in the winter transfer window.

The report also added that Real Madrid who are the reigning European League champions are ready to offer Ajax massive sum of €80m to lure Jong to the Bernabeu. The Dutch midfielder has scored 1 goal so far in his 37 appearances for AFC Ajax till date.



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