Frenkie de Jong will join Barcelona at the end of the 2018/19 season on a five-year contract for €75m, relishing the opportunity to play with “the greatest player ever” Lionel Messi after sealing his dream move to Barcelona.
However, his mother believes moving to the Blaugrana won’t change the 21-year-old.
The Ajax midfielder before his transfer to the La Liga club was linked with a host of other sides, following a string of impressive performances in Ajax’s midfield. Most recently was helping his team qualify for the Champions League Quarterfinal beating holders Real Madrid.
Having initially emerged as a natural holding midfielder with the Amsterdam club, De Jong has transformed into the total midfield player, capable of dictating games in an all-action manner. Frenkie de Jong’s incredible display against Real Madrid in the Champions League was essentially his first act as a Barcelona player.
Many young players often fall foul of behavioural standards once they reach the perceived summit of football, however, there are few concerns about the Dutch international on this front as his mother proud of her son’s achievement vouches for him.
“Frenkie is calm and thoughtful, I’m proud of him. He doesn’t make decisions without thinking. Frenkie doesn’t make decisions for money” she continued. “He always thinks about the step he will take several times. It’s important that he’s a good footballer, but it’s even more important that he’s a good person, we raised him to be calm and modest.”
Footballers or sportsmen without tatoos are rare and de Jong’s mother believes that her son will not follow the same avenue as many of his sporting contemporaries “Many players have those tattoos, I said to Frenkie that some of those tattoos will look less beautiful when the person is old. He laughed at that and told me he had no intention of getting any.” his mother said.
“Even at Barcelona, he’ll continue to be a normal boy…”
De Jong less bothered about getting body arts is focused on making his dream move a memorable one “I always dreamed of Barca as a kid. I just wanted to play for Barca,” he said. “My dream is to become an important player for Barcelona, I hope I can become a starter, and to win a lot of trophies with Barcelona. Those are my goals at the moment.”
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