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Frenkie de Jong to join Barcelona this summer for €75m

Barcelona have signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for £65.3million, the Spanish champions have announced.

The 21-year-old has agreed a five-year contract and will officially join the Catalan giants from 1 July 2019.

“Barcelona and Ajax have reached an agreement for the transfer of midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who will be joining the Catalan club from July 1, 2019,” read a statement on Barcelona’s official website.

“The cost of the transfer operation is 75 million euros, plus a further 11 million in variables. The player will be signing a contract for the next five seasons, through to 2023/24.”

The Dutchman, who made his first-team debut for Ajax in 2016, has been a regular starter during the past two years.

De Jong follows in the footsteps of Johan Cruyff, Ronald Koeman, Patrick Kluivert, Frank de Boer and current goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

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