frenkie de jong: now i can relax!

08:30    27 Jan 2019

A handout picture provided by FC Barcelona shows FC Barcelona's president, Josep Maria Bartomeu (R) with Dutch soccer player Frenkie de Jong (L)
AFC Ajax star Frenkie de Jong says he is happy that his future has been settled, after agreeing a deal to sign for Spanish giants Barcelona.

Earlier this week, the La Liga champions announced that they had reached an agreement with de Jong and the Eredivisie club for the 21-year-old midfielder to move to the Camp Nou at the end of the current season.

De Jong, who is regarded as one of the most promising young players in European football, admitted that he is feeling relief after ending all the speculation over his next career move.

"I'm feeling relaxed now. Now it's De Ligt's turn," he joked.

De Jong is referring to growing conjecture over the future of his teammate and central defender Matthijs de Ligt, who has also been linked with a big-money move away from Amsterdam.

De Ligt responded, "It's nice that they say there are 10 or 12 teams who want to sign me. Maybe I need to sign some of them up as my agent.

"We'll see what the future has for me. The only thing I'm focused on now is Ajax."

Both de Jong and de Ligt are set to play key roles for Ajax later today when they take on Feyenoord in ‘De Klassieker’ at De Kuip Stadium.

The high-profile Eredivisie clash will be live on Fox Sports 1 from 15h20 CAT.

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