Overmars: Barcelona didn't value De Jong correctly

Tottenham have seen their opening offer of £45million for Frenkie De Jong rebuffed

Tottenham have seen their opening offer of £45million for Frenkie De Jong rebuffed

De Jong, who made his senior worldwide debut for Holland earlier this month, played the full 90 minutes as they lost to France in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday evening. I think it will be good to spend at least another full season here, ' he said back in the summer.

"Frenkie makes it easier for us by the way he plays football". "I have already played a binding match for Ajax".

Reports also claim that Tottenham made a bigger offer for De Jong, though those overtures were also rejected. "He is doing very well now, but we have often had Dutch players who first played very well then later became less".

Overmars was asked about Barcelona's interest in de Jong by Spanish outlet Sport, who quote Overmars as saying: "Barca did not value de Jong, the offer did not correspond to Frenkie's qualities".

Marc Overmars, the Amsterdam club's sporting director, later confirmed that Ajax rejected a package worth €50m from Tottenham.


The 21-year-old continues to impress for the Dutch giants, featuring as an ever-present in their starting line-up so far this season as they've made a positive start in the Eredivisie while qualifying for the Champions League group stage.

Ajax are well known for developing some fantastic young players, and have proven that they are willing to sell their star players to Europe's elite once they receive a satisfactory offer.

"Barcelona may return for Frenkie in January, but players will not leave in that period".

De Jong's stock has continued to rise in the Netherlands, and he has won two caps for his country, and is closing in on a half-century of appearances for the capital club.

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