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Dutch Starlet Makes Definitive Statement On Future Amid City Transfer Claims

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has confirmed that he will stay at the Eredivisie club for the remainder of the season.

The 21-year-old is being pursued by Manchester City, as well as Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, but the Dutch international says he want to stay put until the summer:

“I am certainly not leaving this winter. I am 100 per cent staying until the summer. I don’t know what other people are doing, but personally I would like it if the whole group stay together.

We have had a fairly decent first half to the season. The atmosphere in the group is very good and we have a lot of quality – so I would be disappointed if people left.”

Reports in Spain have indicated that de Jong has agreed a salary and a five-year deal with Barcelona, but it seems no team has yet to agree a transfer fee with Ajax.

The Dutch side are looking to get £70m for the midfielder, with no club seemingly prepared to match the valuation at the moment. Reports in the Netherlands had suggested that PSG were close to wrapping up a deal for the player, but those claims now look to be wide of the mark.

De Jong has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Ajax so far this season, scoring four goals and providing one assist.