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Ajax boss Erik ten Hag blasts Barca’s advanced role for De Jong

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has lashed out at Barcelona boss Quique Setien for deploying Frenkie de Jong in an advanced midfield role in his side. Since Setien's appointment, the Netherlands international has been playing a more advanced role and was on the scoresheet in the 3:2 win away to Real Betis. Although de Jong has established himself as a key man in the Barcelona first-team, Ten Hag criticized the club for playing him in a too-attacking position, claiming that the Dutch international is usually the one doing the supply. 'He is not a scorer,' Ten Hag explained on Dutch media outlet Ziggo Sport, as cited by Diario AS. READ: Juve to go all out for Pep Guardiola in the summer 'He is the player who is in charge of supplying, of supplying the teammates who give the assists or ...
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Ajax star De Jong set to make Barcelona move

Reports are rife that Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong could be set to complete a move to Barcelona, thus ending months of speculations about his future. According to Catalunya Radio, Frenkie de Jong prefers a move to the Camp Nou despite concrete interest from Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain. The player's agent has reportedly informed other interested parties in the likes of Manchester City, PSG, and Juventus, that his client prefers a move to Barcelona. READ: Milan set to complete Piatek deal today Barcelona are eager to finalize the deal and will proceed by sending club delegates to Amsterdam on Wednesday to ensure that the player's signature is secured ahead of the proposed move. Frenkie de Jong will cost the Catalans a whopping £66 million, with the club intent on making...