Barca target De Jong's agent unable to clarify his future amidst Madrid links
- Los Blancos are reportedly ready to offer €80m for the Dutchman
- In summer Ajax rejected Barca's €30m bid to sign the midfielder on loan
- De Jong's agent: You should ask the club's sporting director
Barcelona are at risk of missing out on one of their main transfer targets as talented midfielder Frenkie De Jong has reportedly grabbed interest from many other top clubs. Moreover, his other buyers are ready to splash the cash on the 21-year-old which worries the Catalans the most.
According to the latest report in the reputable Dutch media De Telegraaf, Barcelona's main rivals Real Madrid have entered the race for the midfielder. Los Blancos would allegedly offer as much as €80m for the talented youngster which is almost thrice as much the Catalans offered during the summer.
According to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, Real Madrid are willing to pay € 80 million for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong. Manchester United are also interested (supposedly United's scouts have already visited Ajax games) pic.twitter.com/gn0dVL63r0— Elko Born (@Elko_B) September 24, 2018
De Jong's agent Ali Dursun, meanwhile, is reluctant on discussing his client's future. He says in an interview to the same media outlet, De Telegraaf: 'I can neither confirm nor deny this. You should ask [Ajax sporting director] Marc Overmars. I send all clubs that contact me over to him.'
Ajax sporting director Overmars has repeatedly insisted during this summer that his precious asset is not for sale. According to Goal, the Dutch side rejected Barcelona's €30m offer for De Jong which made Overmars issuing a harsh statement: 'Barca didn't value him as much as he deserves'.
Several Premier League giants, as well as Qatar-funded Paris Saint-Germain, have all registered their interest in the 21-year-old midfielder. De Jong has been outstanding for Ajax for a couple of seasons, moreover, he has recently made his first-team debut for Holland NT and provided his first international assist.