Something about signing by Frankie De Jong, Barcelona
Frankie De Jong is a gem that recently moved to Barcelona. Here are some interesting facts about the new signing.
About the player
De Jong is a midfielder from the right. He has a good balance, and his dribbling ability can surprise anyone. He has good speed, control, tactical presence, and decisive decisions. That can be crucial at any point in the game.
May 10, 2015: William II becomes the successor to Dan Hague two days before his 18th birthday.
August 22, 2015: Ajax participates at the age of 18, but returns to William II in the first half of next season.
January 25, 2016: Young Ajax’s first professional goal after a 2-0 loss to NAC Breda.
September 21, 2016: Ajax debuts in a cup match against former club William II
September 6, 2018: Senior Netherlands starts as a half-time substitute with a 2-1 friendly against Peru in the Netherlands.
January 23, 2019: Signing of a five-year contract for Barcelona. [Source: UEFA]
The future of the club
De Jong has to keep his place at the start of X1 because there is so much competition now. He plays on the position of Sergio Busquets, which is easy to replace. But in two or three years, as a player of his caliber, he will not be able to reach a permanent starting eleven.