Saturday January 19 2019
Barcelona make move for Ajax's Frenkie De Jong

Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong held a meeting with Barcelona officials in Amsterdam this week, claim Catalan media reports.

El Mundo Deportivo claim a high-ranking delegation of Barca representatives including club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Eric Abidal met with the player on Thursday.

This follows reports in the same media outlet that the Dutch international had ‘broken an agreement’ to join Barca in order to give the green light for a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

ESPN FC have also confirmed this report, although did not give details of who was among the travelling party representing the Blaugrana for the meeting.

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

The Amsterdam-based club have reportedly placed a €75m asking price on the head of the midfielder, who has starred for club and country recently.

Manchester City have also been strongly linked for the in-demand midfielder, who has won five caps for the Netherlands, but it appears the French capital is his destination.

De Jong has made 67 first-team appearances for Ajax but his level of performance has ensured he has caught the attention of Europe’s leading clubs.

Football Italia website