Dutch Eerste Divisie

Barcelona signs young Dutch midfielder De Jong for 75M euros

Barcelona signed promising 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for 75 million euros ($85.5 million) on Wednesday, although he won't start playing for the Spanish champions until next season.

The deal could reach 86 million euros ($98 million) including possible add-ons depending on the youngster's and the team's performances during the five-year contract, which starts in July.

The transfer was finalized by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu in Amsterdam.

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