Ajax interested in Luuk de Jong

Luuk de Jong is getting closer to Ajax day by day as transfer talk continues to intensify.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Ajax are interested in Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong.

The Netherlands international joined Sevilla from PSV for a fee in the region of 12.5 million euros in July 2019. In August 2021, de Jong was sent to Barcelona on a season-long loan.

In 9 appearances for Barcelona, he has managed to score one goal.

Luuk de Jong
Luuk de Jong

The 31-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Netherlands. De Jong has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 8 goals in 38 senior appearances for the Netherlands national team.

By the club’s own admission, Luuk de Jong is Ajax’s transfer target. Erik ten Hag is a firm fan of Sevilla striker and Ajax could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

The Netherlands international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

Sevilla
Sevilla

According to the report, “Barcelona striker Luuk de Jong is being linked with a return home to Holland. De Jong is on-loan at Barca from Sevilla, but isn’t wanted by new coach Xavi. A return to Sevilla has been ruled out and instead a move to Ajax has been mooted, says La Razon. Ajax want cover for Sebastien Haller and would be open to overtaking Barca’s loan in January. Sevilla want €2m for the six-month deal and would insist on an obligatory permanent option worth €8m.”

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Sevilla are preparing to sell their striker should they receive right offer for him.

Good signing for Ajax?

If Luuk de Jong is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Ajax.

A move to Ajax is exactly what de Jong needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.

How strong that interest is and whether Ajax will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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