Frenkie de Jong: Barcelona to sign £65m Ajax and Netherlands midfielder

Barcelona have confirmed the £65m signing of ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the deal to go through in the summer.

Frenkie de Jong has made 65 appearances for Ajax
Frenkie de Jong has made 65 appearances for Ajax

The 21-year-old, who will value the La Liga leaders an initial 75m euros plus another 11m euros (£9.5m) in variables, has agreed a five-year deal.

Netherlands international de Jong also can play in defence.

He was linked to many of Europe's top clubs including Manchester city, Juventus and Paris St-Germain.

De Jong joined Ajax from Willem II in 2015 and has played 65 times for the Amsterdam club, as well as winning 5 caps for his country.

He will see out the season with Ajax, who are 2 points below PSV Eindhoven at the top of the Dutch Eredivisie.

His new club's website calls him a "polyvalent player with a superb reading of the game and talent to provide the killer pass".

De Jong will become the 20th Dutchman to play for Barcelona.