Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has said Barcelona's bid for Frenkie de Jong failed this summer because it was nowhere near what the midfielder is worth in today's market.
Sources told ESPN FC that Barca made two offers for the Netherlands international, with Ajax turning down both proposals. Mundo Deportivo report that the La Liga champions' second bid reached €30 million but was not even considered by Ajax.
"Barca did not value [De Jong], their offer did not correspond with Frenkie's...
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.
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Frenkie de Jong to Tottenham
Spurs are reportedly ready to go head-to-head with Barcelona over the signing of Ajax midfielder De Jong. The Sunday Express say that Tottenham...
Juventus will face Manchester United in the Champions League group stage this season, giving Cristiano Ronaldo a chance to play against his former team.
Ronaldo, who joined Juve from Real Madrid earlier this summer, has only faced United in three games since leaving Old Trafford in 2009 -- a two-legged round-of-16 Champions League tie in 2013, and the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.
Ronaldo scored in each leg of the 2013 clash as Real Madrid advanced 3-2 on aggregate. Last summer, he came on as a late substitute...