Ernesto Valverde: ‘Frenkie De Jong? We will see where he goes…’

Ernesto Valverde refused to be drawn on reports that Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong – a reported target for Barcelona – has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain.

El Mundo Deportivo say the Dutch international has ‘broken an agreement’ to join Barca in order to give the green light for a move to the French champions.

Catalan radio station RAC1 also say the Catalan giants are beginning to give up hope of signing the midfielder as they believe PSG will complete a deal this year.

“Whether De Jong ends up at PSG or somewhere else, I do not know the future,” Valverde told reporters, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.

“When we see where he plays, we'll make a judgment on it, but he is playing for Ajax and we are not talking about players from other teams.

“Signing a forward? We will try to do that in this window but if we do not then we will continue with the players who are here and give chances to those in the B team.

“My own future? When me or the club have something to say, we will communicate it, but we must not rush in. I do not understand all this intrigue, I have always said that there is good harmony, I have a contract in force and the deadlines that we have set are there, I have nothing to hide.”

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