AC Milan and Juventus are reportedly exploring the possibility of signing Netherlands international Frankie De Jong as the midfielder willing to part ways with Barcelona as per the report coming from Spain.
The midfielder joined the Catalan giants back in 2019 from Ajax Amsterdam for €75 million. The midfielder has displayed promises to become an integral part of the club’s success in years to come. During his time at Camp Nou, the 24-years-old has aided the Blaugrana to achieve Copa del Rey.
The Dutchman likes to play in the defensive midfield position and pass through the line. However, at Barcelona Sergio Busquets has reserved that position over the last decade. So, the 24-years-old has to play as a box to box midfielder which is not his first preference.
Can Milan or Juventus sign De Jong this summer?
According to the report in Spain(via TUTTOJUVE), the Dutchman is reportedly willing to leave Camp Nou as the midfielder does not feel the club are in the right state to compete for the biggest competitions. The 24-years-old would be open to leaving the club in order to fight for the Champions League.
The report further states that Milan, Juventus and Inter are among the interested parties who would want to bring De Jong in Serie A. However, it will be interesting to see if they have enough financial resources to match Blaugrana’s asking price for the Dutchman.
Having signed the midfielder for €75 million, the Spanish giants will ask around €100 million for their ace. And, signing De Jong will not be easy for Milan or Juventus, given their current financial difficulties. Inter might have got the amount to sign the Dutchman, following the departure of Romelu Lukaku for €115 million. However, they would not be willing to spend around €100 for a midfielder.
So, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Frankie De Jong. Cashing in on the midfielder will help Barcelona to overcome their financial problems. However, no one has the financial muscle to spend that much on the Dutchman in this summer transfer window.
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