De Jong deal done
Mootaz Chehade is the first journalist to pronounce the Frenkie de Jong deal closed. We have seen strong rumors from many that an agreement between Barcelona and Ajax is close, but Chehade is going a step further: “after Toulouse defender [Jean-Clair] Todibo, Frenkie De Jong is Barcelona’s most recent acquirement for next season from Ajax.” He says the official announcement will be next week.
Teenage sensation Jadon Sancho has caught the eye of FC Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar. The youngster has taken the Bundesliga by storm, and the Catalans are one of several clubs interested in signing him from Borussia Dortmund. The problem is that Manchester City have an option for the player, and Pep Guardiola reportedly wants him back in England.
Valverde wants a left-back
This rumor also comes from Aguilar. He says Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is insisting in his meetings with the club brass that he needs a new left-back. It seems that the coach doesn’t fully trust youngster Juan Miranda, which is what the club wanted after selling Lucas Digne to Everton.