Frenkie de Jong’s signing in Barcelona could prove to be one of the best creations of the Catalan club of the last decade. It is too early to say what the Dutch midfielder would do but he has an extraordinary reputation thanks to his performances this season, like Wednesday in the Champions League against Juventus.
The midfielder, who will join Barcelona this summer, played a key role in the Dutch selection of the Italian champions in Amsterdam.
Against Cristiano Ronaldo, De Jong, barely 21 years old, broke the record of Sergio Busquets, who will be his teammate next season. The midfielder was involved in 117 moves. This is a figure that has not been matched since 2010 when Busquets had managed against Inter Milan. In the data compiled by Marca, De Jong made 98 passes, including 90 successfully and 54 in the opposing half. Its completion rate was 90%. The numbers indicate that it will fit perfectly in Barca.
De Jong certainly seems to have appreciated in the Champions League this season and is completely at home in the highest European competition.
Ajax has already suffered a huge shock by eliminating Real Madrid, which means that Juventus will be suspicious before the second leg.
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