Dutch Midfielder Frenkie De Jong Is Out of Contract

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Regardless of your thoughts on De Jong‘s future, there is no denying the fact that he is one of the most talented players of the modern day. He has been able to play for the Dutch national under-21s as well as for the Barcelona football club. His career has been marked by his ability to create chances for other players, as well as his willingness to score. He is also a great team player, as demonstrated by his performances for both Ajax and Barcelona during the past two seasons.


During his time at Ajax, Frenkie de Jong became a fan favourite and an important player for the club. He was a natural athlete with a high operational tempo. He also showed great shooting and passing skills.

Despite his youth, De Jong had a lot to offer as an attacking midfielder. He was an excellent passer, with the ability to recycle the ball and create gaps in the defence. His ball retention was also good, and he had a low 16/99 rating for progressive passing. He was a key part of the midfield’s link-up play.

During the season, De Jong starred in both the Jupiler League and the Champions League. He scored a brace in a 4-0 victory against Vitesse, which sealed a KNVB Cup semifinal win for the Dutch side.

In addition to the attacking abilities of his game, De Jong is also a good tackler. He also possesses great dribbling skills. He is strong enough to switch body weight with ease.

While De Jong was used as an impact substitute, his role in the team was not permanent. He only made four appearances in the Eredivisie during the 2015-16 season. He was loaned out to Willem II before the season ended. The Dutch side then returned him to Ajax in January.

While his form was impressive, De Jong had some shortcomings. He was too short to play at left-back and had only a handful of carries in the league. He lacked the ruggedness that a conventional centre-back has. He also lacked the stature that a top centre-back would have. He was also booked twice.

However, he made a huge leap in his career. His versatility helped him find a role as a central defender. He provided an option to pick up the ball from defence, and his rotation kept Ajax’s push for UEFA Champions League qualification alive.


Earlier this week, Barcelona’s board wrote to Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong to tell him he is surplus to requirements and to ask him to consider reducing his wages. However, according to reports, the deal is not complete and Barca will pursue legal action against the player’s representatives.

The deal is similar to the one Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Clement Lenglet signed in order to help Barca overcome their liquidity problems. But this is not the only deal that has been discussed.

While Barca are eager to rescind De Jong’s contract, the player’s entourage is furious that his new contract has been made public. As a result, a new round of negotiations is taking place between the club and the player’s representatives.

The global players’ union (FIFPRO) is also monitoring the situation. They believe that there is an attempt to pressure De Jong to leave Barcelona. The Dutchman’s agents believe that this is a direct threat to their player.

The global players’ union also believes that the Barcelona board has been trying to reduce De Jong’s salary to subsidize the wages of his successors. This may be the biggest gimmick of all.

The deal comes with four years left on his current contract. This will not be easy for the player to swallow. He will have to prove to himself that staying in Europe was the right choice.

He will be playing in a different system than he did at Ajax, where he was a regular starter for the Netherlands. This will be a chance for him to lead the club against a high-profile opponent. It will also be the first time that De Jong has played in the Theatre of Dreams.

Netherlands under-21s

During his last U21 appearance, De Jong scored an outstanding goal in the opening half. But it was a wasted opportunity. Despite that, he is still feeling some disappointment over Lionel Messi leaving the club.

Frenkie de Jong has a great deal to offer the Netherlands and he is making his way into the Dutch national team. The 23-year-old is a talented dribbler who has the ability to control the flow of play. He is also a very good passer.

In the absence of Virgil van Dijk, De Jong is a key player. He has already contributed two goals in his first three games. In fact, he has made a significant contribution to the Netherlands’ success in this World Cup. He has a defensive burden, but he has a creative side as well.

The Netherlands started the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Cameroon and a 1-1 draw with Ecuador. The U21s’ next game will be against Wales on June 18. They face Gibraltar and Qatar on June 21, before playing against the United States on July 2.

Louis van Gaal has announced the final pre-World Cup squad. Seven players were dropped from the provisional squad, while Virgil van Dijk, Jordy Clasie and Justin Bijlow were also left out. The squad includes Ajax midfielder Kenneth Taylor and former Feyenoord player Andries Noppert.

The Netherlands’ squad is also strengthened by the recruitment of three new players. Thomas Bruns and Andries Noppert have been included for the first time, while Ryan Gravenberch has not been called up by Van Gaal for a while.

Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt are both classy ball playing central midfielders. They have been part of a talented young side in the 18/19 season, and they were instrumental in Ajax’s European campaign. They helped Ajax eliminate Real Madrid from the Champions League and then reached the Europa League final. They have now won the Dutch league and cup double.

Career at Barcelona

During a period of bizarre financial instability at Camp Nou, speculation surrounded De Jong’s future. The Dutch midfielder was paid an eye-popping EUR17 million to join Barcelona. Some wondered how he could be worth that money.

The Dutch player had played for Netherlands U21 teams in 2009, and had been drafted into the senior side for the first time in 2011. After a brief spell at Ajax, he made his La Liga debut on August 16, 2019, in a 2-2 draw with Athletic Club. He has scored twice this season. In the meantime, he has also been selected to take part in the UEFA Nations League, where he was an early starter.

In his time at Barcelona, De Jong has started a total of 111 games in La Liga. He scored a hat-trick against Feyenoord in the first match of the season.

A talented off-the-ball runner, de Jong can also engage in duels, and is a good dribbler. He is also a good provider of outballs. He uses dribbling to break lines and evade pressure. He is a good one-man pivot when he has possession.

In the build-up phase, De Jong is one of the most important midfielders. He is capable of playing as a number eight. He will often find a teammate who is open. He is also good at pinning and dividing. This is when he moves the ball from centre-back towards the touchline. He aims to lock the opposition’s play by the touchline.

He can also provide a pre-assist pass. He has a great knack of moving the ball forward. He has a good shot from close range. He can also play in a deep position.


Whether or not he remains at Barcelona for the remainder of his career is a matter of debate. But the fact remains that he has made a solid start to his career with the Dutch national team. His performances in the two matches against Ecuador and the United States have given Netherlands an effective start to their World Cup campaign.

De Jong has been a good passer and has an eye for goal. He has also dribbled well. But his consistency has been elusive. He has scored just one goal and has not yet reached his usual level.

He was a member of the Ajax side that won the Eredivisie and eliminated Real Madrid from the Champions League. But he wasn’t part of the side that won the Dutch league and cup double.

It was a controversial move. But a number of players had been leaving the club, including De Jong, who had rejected offers from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Despite all the noise, the young midfielder has enjoyed an excellent start to his career. He has been selected for the Netherlands’ 2022 FIFA World Cup squad. He has been playing well, contributing to the team’s wins over Cameroon and Ecuador. He was voted as the best Eredivisie player of the season. He has also been chosen as a member of the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World11 team. He is also an ambassador for the Abdelhak Nouri Foundation.

He has played in the UEFA Nations League and was a starter in the inaugural tournament. He is a big defender, dribbling through narrow spaces with great skill. He can do it all.

On-off stats

Despite the fact that De Jong plays in the middle of the park, his on-off stats tell a different story. His 2.9 seconds of on-off time ranks third in the league. His average time to pick up the ball in midfield is the longest in the team. In addition, his success rate is a high 94.2%, a mark which suggests that he has an exceptional passing ability.

De Jong is also a skilled straight-line runner. His body is shaped for dribbling and he rarely uses his left foot. Rather, he uses his right. He will take time on the ball, but will then make a move to get away from pressure.

One of De Jong’s favourite moves is to receive the ball in space facing play and make a jump-spin. He then knocks the ball forward with the outside of his foot. His turn finishes with a pass to a team-mate.

His ability to receive the ball in space makes him a threat in the final third. He is also a good build-up player. He can start a build-up between the left-back and centre-backs. Often, however, he is more of an interior attacking player.

Despite his ability to collect the ball from the back, he has only scored one goal in 13 La Liga matches this season. His xG per 90 minutes is 0.73. In fact, his xG per minute is only 0.07 more than Eden Hazard.

His on-off stats suggest that he is not doing enough in the defensive midfield. He averages 0.1 assists and 0.3 goals per 90 minutes, a figure which would be impressive if he had scored more. The average is also lower if he takes a progressive carry.

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