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Blow For Man City Ajax Starlet Agrees To Join PSG

Blow For Man City Ajax Starlet Agrees To Join PSG

He was a target for Manchester City in January, as Pep Guardiola seeks to add depth to his midfield.

And while De Jong, whose contract runs until 2022, admits he has been given him the all clear to start listening to offers, he says no decision has been made yet.

De Jong has been compared to Dutch great Johan Cruyff in terms of his talent, even if his specific skillset means he is not the same kind of player.

Reports emerged on Friday that Paris Saint-Germain had jumped the queue in a the race for De Jong's signature, but Salihamidzic revealed that Bayern, who beat Nurnberg 3-0 on Saturday, also hold an interest.

Mbappe's France played Netherlands twice in the UEFA Nations League and the 19-year-old striker was said to be so impressed with De Jong that he "called on the club leadership" to sign the midfielder.

"I don't know yet what I will do at the end of the season, whether I will stay for an extra year or if I will join another club - and if so, which club that will be".

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In an interview with The Guardian on Thursday, De Jong admitted he is uncertain over where his future lies. "But I am not sure".

Even French sensation Kylian Mbappe was raving about the Dutch wonder-kid after going against him on worldwide duty."He is a player who really impressed me during our two matches with the Netherlands", he told France Football. When you watch that, you get the feeling you want to go out on the pitch and play football with your friends and just enjoy yourself.

"Honestly, he is very welcome in Paris!"

De Telegraaf also says PSG's move came about after a direct request from Kylian Mbappe.

"Each player must personally make his choice".