On October 12th, Catalan newspaper Sport reported that Barcelona made ‘two formal offers’ for Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong, but they received a negative response from his club’s sporting director, Marc Overmars.

Journalist Miguel Rico, writing for Mundo Deportivo, takes a look at the situation in today’s edition of the newspaper as the La Liga winners continue to face competition in signing the midfielder.

It’s claimed the Spanish champions anticipated the situation of other clubs chasing their target.

It should be seen if Barcelona chief executive Òscar Grau and general manager Pep Segura would be willing to improve their offer for the 21-year-old or not.

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De Jong’s contract with the Eredivisie side will runs out in 2022 and there is a growing belief at Camp Nou the player would snub other clubs and join the Blaugrana in order to fulfil his wish of playing alongside Lionel Messi.

Mundo’s report mentions the Dutchman has to make a decision on his next destination as his future is now in his hands.

With Ajax unlikely to sanction their player’s sale in January, one has to wait until the next summer window to see whether De Jong will actually get his dream of playing with the Argentine, as reported by the Catalan newspaper.