A few days ago, we covered claims from Catalunya Radio, who suggested that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken to Frenkie de Jong several times in order to convince the Ajax midfielder to join the English champions.
The 21-year-old is on the radar of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain and the front page of Sport claims the Blaugrana have an advantage after he distanced himself from the other clubs.
Several clubs are said to have knocked on Ajax’s door, but the main danger for Barca comes from the Premier League winners and PSG for the Netherlands international’s transfer.
In addition to this, De Jong was ‘attracted’ to Guardiola’s project at the Etihad, but he doesn’t see himself in English football, which is why he isn’t keen on joining City.
That’s the Catalan slant, anyway.
Sport says interest from City and PSG made the Eredivisie star doubt, while Ernesto Valverde’s side were not convinced about his signing, which is no longer the case.
However, no deal has been agreed between the two clubs, but the player’s priority is to play for Barca.
This one isn’t over.