Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona star, reportedly emerges as target for Bayern Munich

Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona star, reportedly emerges as target for Bayern Munich

- Frenkie de Jong joined Barcelona from Dutch side Ajax in 2019

- The 23-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich

- Some Premier League clubs are also said to be interested in the Holland international

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Bayern Munich who are reigning German champions are reportedly interested in the signing of Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong and they will move for the Dutchman in January 2021.

Spanish giants Barcelona are currently facing a serious financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic which affected most sporting activities in the year 2020.

According to the report on UK Sun, Bayern Munich have been monitoring Frenkie de Jong right from his days at Ajax, but Barcelona were quick to go for his signature.

His superb performances in the midfield at Ajax convinced Barcelona chiefs, and the 23-year-old has been impressive since he got to Camp Nou.

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Between the year 2016 to 2019, De Jong played 57 games for Ajax scoring five goals and won the Dutch League title in 2018/2019 season.

Before the start of the ongoing League season, Barcelona chiefs sold Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal, but they were lucky to keep captain Lionel Messi.

Although De Jong has a contract with Barcelona until the year 2026, the report added that Bayern Munich are ready to offer mouthwatering deal next year.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have not been having it rosy this term in the Spanish La Liga as they currently occupy 8th position with 17 points after 11 games played so far.

Frenkie de Jong in action for Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong, Barcelona star, reportedly emerges as target for Bayern Munich. Photo by David S. Bustamante
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paris-Saint-Germain who are the reigning French champions have reportedly instructed their stores to get ready to do massive business over the transfer of Lionel Messi.

This latest development means that PSG chiefs are confident that they would get the signature of the Argentine football legend from Barcelona when his contract expires at Nou Camp.

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Barcelona chiefs have been in a serious tussle over the future of Lionel Messi who handed a transfer request before the start of the ongoing League season in Spain.

Lionel Messi was disappointed with the way he and his teammates were bundled out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich in an embarrassing fashion.

But the Catalans were able to persuade him to stay with the help of his father at least to honour the last season of his contract.

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