Frenkie de Jong considered Tottenham ‘long and hard’ but had ‘unfinished business’ at Ajax

Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong has told FourFourTwo that he was tempted to join Tottenham last summer, but felt he owed Ajax another season of his services.

The 21-year-old, who has won seven caps for the Netherlands, will join Barcelona in July, and will hope to do so after lifting a first Eredivisie title with Ajax.

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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.