Barcelona are setting the table for Xavi’s return

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Putting aside the, supposed, short-term acquisition of Kevin-Prince Boateng for a moment, it’s apparent that Barcelona are looking to secure a certain type of player once again.

Players not too dissimilar to those who were in their pomp under Pep Guardiola a decade or so ago.

Arthur Melo, Frenkie De Jong… and strong rumours of Matthijs De Ligt following his Ajax team-mate to Catalonia. Continue reading

Frenkie de Jong: Manchester City hot on Ajax talent

It’s that time of the season again where the international break allows the media to perhaps give fans a false sense of hope with ludicrous transfer rumours. But if they are to be believed then Manchester City could well find themselves ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid to land Ajax and The Netherlands defender/midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

The Premier League champions are ready to pay £61 million for Frenkie de Jong who could be a likely replacement for the ageing Fernandinho. The 21-year-old has also garnered interest from City’s neighbours, Manchester United however, the prospect of playing under Pep Guardiola as opposed to Jose Mourinho surely is a no brainer for the youngster. Continue reading