Who is Frenkie de Jong?
Frenkie de Jong is a Dutch footballer who plays for Ajax and the Netherlands national team as a central midfielder or sometimes a defender. He will join Spanish club FC Barcelona on July 1, 2019.
Early Life and Career
Born on May 12, 1997, in Arkel, Netherlands, De Jong played through the entire youth at Willem II. He made his Eredivise debut against ADO Den Hagg on May 10, 2015, two days before his 19th birthday. On August 22, 2015, Ajax bought him for €1 million on a four-year contract but he was loaned back to Willem II.
De Jong returned to Ajax in January 2016 and made 15 appearances in the 2015-16 Jupiler League. His talent was rising on the pitch and the next year, he was awarded 2016/17 Jupiler League’s ‘talent of the season’. He made 31 appearances where he scored 6 goals and recorded 8 assists. De Jong also played as a substitute in a Europa League Final against Manchester United in 2016/17.
Frenkie was mostly featured as a center back in 2017/18 season forming a formidable partnership with national teammate Matthijs de Ligt. But slowly by slowly, he was deployed as three-man center midfield. Currently, he is one of the rising talents and is considered a better player in Europe with the ball at his feet.
On January 23, 2019, FC Barcelona bought Frenkie de Jong on a five-year contract for a reported fee of €75 million, plus a further €11 million in possible add-ons. He will be playing with Barcelona from 2019 season.
On the national side, De Jong made his senior International debut against Peru. He has 5 national caps so far.
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Frenkie de Jong Height, and Weight
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Frenkie de Jong stands 5 feet 11 inch or 1.81 m tall while he weighs 70 kg or 154 pounds.
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ZO TROTS♥️ 30 dec. 2015, 3 years ago. we went to camp nou as fans, and watched a game of your dream club. 23 jan. 2019, today. the day that you can tell the world you’re going to play for your dream club. you made that big dream reality. can’t wait to enjoy every minute of it together. we’re gonna live your dream. ♥️😘
De Jong is currently in a relationship with Mikky Kiemeney. Mikky is quite supportive of her boyfriend. After the Dutch star made a dream move to Barcelona, his girlfriend congratulated him in a touching tribute.
She wrote: “On December 30, 2015, three years ago,” she wrote. “We went to Camp Nou as fans, and watched a game of your dream club. On January 23, 2019, today. The day that you can tell the world you’re going to play for your dream club. You made that big dream reality. Can’t wait to enjoy every minute of it together. We’re gonna live your dream.”
Mikky is a hockey player and made her debut for HC Den Bosch’s women’s team in 2015 aged just 17. She is de jong’s high school sweetheart.
Frenkie de Jong Net Worth and Salary
According to several reports, De Jong will receive an annual salary of €10 million with €6 million in performance-based bonuses. This will make him one of the highest paid players at Barca, putting him in the same bracket to the likes of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.
De Jong’s net worth will continue to grow considering the massive wage he will receive from next year but we have no idea about his net worth right now.