Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong encourages Real Madrid interest

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong encourages Real Madrid interest
Frenkie de Jong scouting report: How highly-rated Netherlands midfielder fared against Germany
Frenkie de Jong is reportedly attracting interest from Europes biggest clubs, but how did the Ajax midfielder fare for the Netherlands against Germany?

Ajax technical director Marc Overmars said not even an “insane amount” of money would have seen De Jong – likened to Franz Beckenbeur, Xavi, and Frank Rijkaard – leave in the summer.

The pair spearhead an exciting new generation in Dutch football, but they are well-backed by a whole host of young compatriots and still just a drop in the bucket of talent in the Netherlands top flight.

However, the interest continues, with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid among the clubs linked with the 21-year-old this season.

The Dutchman is seen as an ideal long-term replacement for Sergio Busquets and he is one of the most in-demand players in Europe.