Spurs look to January transfer swoop but face Barcelona and Madrid competition
Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor
Tottenham may have had a non existent summer transfer window, but if they get their way they will be spending big on Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong in January – that is according to the Daily Mail.
The Dutch youngster, 21, is one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Europe and that has led to the might of Barcelona and Real Madrid also coveting his signature in the January transfer window.
Ajax are so far holding firm in not selling their star asset, and have seemingly slapped a hefty price-tag on the Dutchman, with the Daily Mail suggesting Spurs had an offer in the region of £45 million rejected in the summer – that would suggest that the former Dutch champions are looking for a club record sale.
Spurs were actually the last club to break the outgoing transfer record at Ajax, with Davinson Sanchez leaving Amsterdam for London for a fee of around £36 million.
Barcelona have seemingly been the most robust in trying to sign Frenkie de Jong, with the report stating that the Spanish giants have been trying to persuade Ajax to sell for the majority of 2018, but have yet to come up to an agreeable asking price.
Frenkie de Jong just last week made his senior international debut for the Netherlands, grabbing an assist in a 2-1 win over Peru – while for his club he has made a total 32 Eredivisie appearances, scoring just once and assisting eight.