Frenkie de Jong’s agent reveals Barcelona bosses ‘began to cry as soon as the documents were written’ for him to seal £65m switch from Ajax
Barcelona general manager Pep Segura was left in tears after Frenkie de Jong completed his £65million move to the club from Ajax, according to the Dutch midfielder’s agent.
De Jong is one of the most highly-rated young players in Europe and had interest across the continent before agreeing to make the move to Barcelona.
A report in Sweden revealed that the then GM Segura was left in tears when the move was finalised.
Frenkie de Jong completed a £65million move to Barcelona despite interest from rivals
‘The sports officials of Barcelona were so relieved that then general sports manager Pep Segura began to cry as soon as the documents were written,’ agent Hasan Cetinkaya told Aftonbladet.
‘They had tremendous pressure to close the agreement. There were hugs and champagne and then we all went to a restaurant in the mountains to which Barcelona invited us.
‘We drank the best wine from Spain, we ate a fantastic steak and everyone laughed and was happy.’
The Dutchman’s move is said to have left Barcelona officials in tears, according to his agent
Cetinkaya went on to emphasis the difficulty of the negotiations between both Ajax and Barcelona before a fee and a five-year deal were agreed to seal it.
De Jong recently revealed that he turned down offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City in favour of a switch to Barcelona.
The midfielder has featured in every game so far this season with the Dutchman seemingly a big part of the club’s plan with Ivan Rakitic seemingly closer and closer to an exit when the window reopens in January.
Impressive in the win over Getafe at the weekend, attention now turns to facing unbeaten Inter Milan at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
He is getting lots of game-time in Barcelona’s midfield three with Ivan Rakitic overlooked