Ajax players are drawing attention from clubs across Europe following their impressive run in the Champions League that saw them eliminate Real Madrid in the last 16 and Juventus in the quarter-final of the competition.
Frenkie de Jong has already agreed to join Barcelona in the summer and his club captain Matthijs de Ligt is on the radar of European giants, including Barcelona and Juventus.
The front page of Sport reads ‘impact De Jong and De Ligt’ and claims the duo ‘amaze’ the world with their quality and impressive displays.
Regarding the centre-back, it’s claimed the La Liga winners ‘can soon close’ the deal for his transfer.
The Blaugrana’s efforts to complete the 19-year-old’s signing are on track and Ajax’s qualification to the semi-final is seen as a ‘unexpected’ development.
De Ligt’s focus is on helping his side win trophies as they are in contention to win the treble, just like Barcelona. For this reason, the defender has delayed announcement on his future, which was already reported by Sport on Thursday.
Today’s edition of Catalan newspaper claims the Spanish champions can close De Ligt’s signing soon as their negotiations with the Dutch club have progressed very well.
Sport end their report by saying Lionel Messi will be joined by two young players with great quality, projection and ambition.
One of them is De Jong and other is De Ligt and even though no deal has been agreed with Ajax for the latter, the report indicates the teenager’s signing now looks like a formality.