Frenkie De Jong Manchester City joins race to sign Ajax player

first_imgManchester City have become favorites in the race to sign Frenkie De Jong from Ajax Amsterdam.The Premier League champions are believed to be closing in on a £61 million deal for the Netherlands international, who has impressed in the Eredivisie in recent seasons.It is understood that the 21-year-old, who has been capped four times by his country, is viewed by City boss Pep Guardiola as the ideal successor to Fernandinho, with the Brazilian turning 34 in May.Guardiola tried and failed to find a replacement for the former Shakhtar man during the summer transfer window, with both Jorginho and Fred opting to sign for Chelsea and Manchester United respectively instead of a move to the Etihad Stadium.However, City are in line to get their man this time, with both Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona reportedly resigned to defeat in the hunt for De Jong’s services.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Earlier in the season De Jong’s representatives led by agent, Ali Dursun, refused to be drawn on speculation regarding the players future at Ajax.When asked if his client was joining Manchester City, Dursun, said according to Mirror Football:“I can neither confirm or deny this.”“You should ask Marc Overmars [Ajax’s sporting director].”“I send all clubs that contact me over to him.”last_img

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