Juventus, the Serie A champions, are allegedly interested in acquiring Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona during the next summer transfer window.
The Catalan newspaper El Nacional has reported that Juventus is interested in signing Frenkie de Jong during the summer transfer window. De Jong is currently on loan at Ajax. The Serie A heavyweights are said to be engaged in a transfer fight with Manchester City and Chelsea for the services of the Barcelona midfielder, according to reports.
Frenkie De Jong has had a rough time this season
In the short time since joining Barcelona from Ajax in July 2019, Frenkie de Jong has established himself as one of the top midfielders in the world. With his performances for both club and country over the previous two and a half years, the Dutch international has established himself as a staple in midfield, despite having a rough season in the 2020/21 season.
So far this season, the 24-year-old has made 117 appearances for Barcelona, with 24 of those appearances coming during the current campaign.
Barcelona, on the other hand, might sell de Jong during the summer transfer window to balance their books and finance vital moves in the wake of their dire financial situation. Several European powerhouses, especially Juventus, have taken notice of the issue.
Despite acquiring one top-class midfielder in Manuel Locatelli last summer, the Serie A heavyweights are in desperate need of reinforcements in the middle of the field. Such a scenario has arisen as a result of the uneven performances of Arthur Melo, Aaron Ramsey, and Adrien Rabiot, all of whom are facing unclear futures at Juventus as a result of their inconsistent performances.
Juventus will have significant departures in the midfield region
Arthur might be on his way to Arsenal as soon as January, even though the Serie A heavyweights are throwing up some roadblocks in his path. Adrien Rabiot must be sold. However, Juventus must first find a replacement for Ramsey, which necessitates the signing of another midfielder.
Consequently, Frenkie de Jong has surfaced as a possible target for the Bianconeri, with a midfield trio consisting of Locatelli, Weston McKennie, and the Barcelona midfielder possibly possessing game-changing potential. Juventus, on the other hand, will have to beat off tough competition from Manchester City and Chelsea to lure the 24-year-old away from Barcelona.
The Blues have already made an offer to Barcelona for the Dutch international. However, the Catalan club has rejected the bid without delay. Although the article makes no mention of the kind of price Juventus would be ready to make for de Jong, it is reasonable to assume that they will pay significant money for the midfielder if they are successful in offloading Arthur, Ramsey, and Rabiot soon.