PSG Reportedly ‘Almost Certain’ to Sign Ajax Star Frenkie de Jong for €75M

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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly all but sealed a €75 million (£67 million) deal for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has been widely linked with Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich. 

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (h/t Tom Adams of Eurosport), PSG officials Antero Henrique and Maxwell went to Amsterdam on Thursday for talks with Ajax about De Jong, and the move is now "almost certain" after they accepted technical director Marc Overmars' valuation.  

De Jong is in his second season as a key part of Ajax's first team, and his effortless comfort on the ball has caught the eye of many teams across Europe.

As the Guardian's Jacob Steinberg noted, De Jong has drawn comparisons with Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard, an indication of just how impressive his all-around game is. 

Rumours have abounded linking him with Europe's biggest clubs. Sport Bild recently reported Bayern had jumped to the head of the queue with a €150 million (£133 million) bid for both De Jong and 19-year-old team-mate Matthijs de Ligt (h/t Goal).

However, if the latest report is correct, PSG look to have won the race, and De Jong will move to the Parc des Princes in the summer.

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