Ajax's De Jong uncertain of future beyond the season

Frenkie De Jong

Reports emerged last night from a "tier 1" (very reliable) Dutch source De Telegraaf that Manchester City target Frenkie de Jong had chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain, thus snubbing the likes of City and Barcelona.

"It's hard to say what will happen", De Jong told the Guardian.

The 21-year-old is now one of the most highly rated young players in world football and he, along with teammate Matthijs De Ligt, has been linked heavily with possible moves to Barcelona and Manchester City.

"The dark blue jersey of France's upcoming champions PSG, not the light blue one of Manchester City, will nearly certainly become De Jong's next summer", the paper said.

The club's business director Marc Overmars has confirmed that the two sides are in talks, but said nothing has yet been sealed and other clubs are also after the youngster.

"I don't pay attention to it", the midfielder said. 'Then we will see.

"I like to watch the great players, the ones who are technically good and understand the game", De Jong added.

'Maybe I'll stay for another year, maybe I'll leave. You have the guys from Barcelona, the guys from Manchester City.

De Jong is well aware of the intense speculation surrounding his future but has insisted he's not letting it sidetrack him in any way. There are so many to learn from.

De Jong has been capped five times by the Netherlands and played a key role in their Nations League campaign where they next face England in June 2019.

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

De Jong is unsure of where he'll be playing his football next season but is focused exclusively on helping Ajax wrestle the Dutch league title from PSV Eindhoven's clutches.

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