PSG to snatch City target De Jong

Frenkie de Jong ahead of the Champions League match against AEK FC

Frenkie de Jong ahead of the Champions League match against AEK FC

Ajax youngster Frenkie De Jong will "almost certainly" join Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report in his homeland.

"It's hard to say what will happen", De Jong said.

The 21-year-old is now one of the most highly rated young players in world football and he, along with teammate Matthijs De Ligt, has been linked heavily with possible moves to Barcelona and Manchester City.

The 21-year-old Dutch worldwide has impressed at club and global level this year, alerting the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City to his talents.

PSG do not intend to pay €75 million for De Jong, and although they do hold an interest in the Dutchman, Le Parisien is adamant that there is no deal whatsoever.

Ajax technical director Marc Overmars is said to have quoted the £67m fee, which should pose no problem to cash-rich PSG.

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"I don't pay attention to it", the midfielder said.

Despite his new starring role on the global scene and interest from Europe's elite clubs, De Jong is still focusing on the job at hand with his current club.

'Maybe I'll stay for another year, maybe I'll leave.

Highly rated midfielder De Jong has been heavily linked with LaLiga champions Barca and Premier League holders City following his impressive performances for Dutch giants Ajax. But I am not sure.

Manager Erik ten Hag also acknowledged the rumours during his pre-match press conference ahead of his side's game against PEC Zwolle, admitting that should De Jong choose to remain at the club long-term, it would be a boost for the reputation of the Eredivisie as one of Europe's top leagues.

Expounding on the transfer speculation, in particular the stories surrounding a big-money bid from Ligue 1 champions PSG, he added: "It's an issue since the start of the season".

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