Narratiive Tags - Khaleej Times Desktop

Juventus enquired about Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong: Report

Filed on May 29, 2020 | Last updated on May 29, 2020 at 06.02 pm
Frenkie de Jong joined Barca last season from Ajax Amsterdam


Louis van Gaal believes de Jong should've gone to Juventus

Italian giants Juventus reportedly asked Spanish heavyweights Barcelona over a possible transfer of midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The Dutch playmaker joined Barca last season from Ajax Amsterdam in a deal worth 75 million euros.

According to French outlet RMC Sport, Juventus enquired about de Jong after Barcelona asked for Miralem Pjanic in exchange for midfielder Arthur Melo.

Melo has reportedly denied leaving Barcelona and that is when Juventus tried to open discussions related to de Jong.

It, however, seems unlikely that Barcelona will let go off de Jong just one year after prizing him away from Amsterdam.

He was linked with a move to Juventus before his much-talked about transfer to Barcelona but he reportedly turned it down in favour of linking with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.

Former Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal, however, believes de Jong should've gone to Juventus because of his playing style and defender Matthijs de Ligt should have opted for Barcelona.

"If only one club had to buy Matthijs de Ligt, it would have been Barcelona. And with (Sergio) Busquets, it turns out that Frenkie de Jong should have gone to Juventus. Barca lacks more a De Ligt type player than De Jong," van Gaal had told Dutch outlet Ziggo Sport.

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /augsburg-and-cologne-share-spoils-in-1-1-draw macro_action: article, macro_profile: , macro_adspot:
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery