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De Ligt’s desire to follow De Jong to Barcelona is a transfer blow for Tottenham

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De Ligt’s desire to follow De Jong to Barcelona is a transfer blow for Tottenham

Tottenham have had Matthijs De Ligt in their sights since the summer but his reported desire to join Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona is a hammer blow to their chances of landing him now.

Dutch sensation Frenkie de Jong has agreed a deal to join La Liga champions Barcelona at the end of the season, as per the BBC.

The Ajax midfielder had been attracting attention from across Europe and has finally made a decision now – but he is not the only player on the Amsterdam club’s books drawing admiring glances.

His club and international team-mate Matthijs De Ligt is also highly-rated and Tottenham were hotly linked with a swoop for the central defender back in the summer transfer window.

With Christian Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen having already traded in Ajax for Spurs, the north London club were reportedly hoping to make the most of the strong relationship between the clubs to get a deal done for de Ligt.

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But journalist Valentijn Driessen, of Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, has revealed that de Ligt’s preference is now to join de Jong at the Nou Camp.

 

That’s a blow for Spurs, who appear to have dallied too long over de Ligt during the summer and now the scale of the interest in him and the finances involved have gone beyond what they can afford.

Perhaps if they’d cashed in on Toby Alderweireld during the summer and put that money towards de Ligt at the time, they would have Europe’s hottest young defender on their books now.

 

 

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