Barcelona signs young Dutch midfielder De Jong for 75M euros

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona has signed promising 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for 75 million euros ($85.5 million).

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.

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


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