Real Madrid preparing move for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong
When it comes to the transfer market, Real Madrid are simply one of the best in the business.
According to a report from Calciomercato, Real Madrid are preparing move for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The 21-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Netherlands international was signed by Ajax in August 2015 from Willem II for a fee of 1 euro. The 21-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
De Jong has played 50 times for Ajax since signing from Willem II, scoring two goals and creating nine assists in that time.
The 21-year-old has long been touted as one of Netherlands’s most promising young talents.
As a member of Netherlands national football team, De Jong won two caps.
Real Madrid shortlist Frenkie de Jong as prime transfer target this winter.
The report claims that Real Madrid manager has extensively scouted Frenkie de Jong and is considering a move for the midfielder.
Real Madrid are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
According to the report, “After losing their biggest star in Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, Real Madrid are ready to start spending big again, in view of a possible fourth consecutive Champions League title. According to Dutch paper De Telegraaf, the Spanish giants are ready to spend 80 million euro to acquire Holland and Ajax starlet Frenkie De Jong. The 21-year-old midfielder has been attracting interest all over Europe, with Manchester United also expressing their interest.”
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Ajax would be wise to keep the Netherlands international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Signing the 21-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Florentino Pérez.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Real Madrid.
How strong that interest is and whether Real Madrid will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.