Tottenham dealt with transfer blow as PSG set to shell out €75m for 21-year-old target
Tottenham have been dealt a major blow in their chase for Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong. De Telegraaf reports (h/t Evening Standard) that Paris Saint-Germain are set to win the race for the highly rated midfielder.
De Jong is one of the brightest talents in Europe and has been linked with clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City.
The report adds that the Ligue 1 giants will splash €75m for the 21-year-old and his former club, Willem II, will receive 15% of the transfer fee.
De Jong has one goal and one assist from 12 appearances in the Dutch league and we could have done with someone as talented as the youngster.
Tottenham didn’t spend in the summer and we need to add some quality to the side ahead of the second half of the campaign.
The report adds that Tottenham had identified the midfielder as a replacement for Mousa Dembele. The Belgian is currently recuperating from an ankle injury and has had his fitness issues at the club.
It would be extremely difficult to outbid a club like Paris Saint-Germain but we have done business with Ajax previously by signing Christian Eriksen and Davinson Sanchez.
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De Jong has a bright future ahead of him and Spurs need to find some other targets in the winter window.
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