Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong ‘flattered’ by Barcelona interest

Ajax and Netherlands starlet Frenkie de Jong admits he is ‘flattered’ that Barcelona are interested in him.

De Jong starred during Netherlands’ 2-0 Nations League win against world champions France on Friday, touching the ball 16 times more than Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud combined.

“I’m flattered that Barca are thinking about me,” was the midfielder’s response to the question about the Catalans after the game.

Mundo Deportivo talked up a potential double swoop for the 21-year-old and his club-and-country colleague Mathijs de Ligt on its Sunday front page, describing the pair as ‘in love’ with the Blaugrana.

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