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Ajax interested in Barcelona’s young stars

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Puig, Collado, Oriol, Todibo, Monchu, Chumi, and Miranda interest the Amsterdam club

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FC Barcelona have already signed Frenkie de Jong and are looking to add Matthijs de Ligt, both from Ajax. Meanwhile, Ajax is looking at several Barça prospects, thinking perhaps they can go the other way.

There’s a rumored long-term collaboration in the works between the two clubs, who have historical ties but also reportedly have a good relationship between the leaders of each club.

Barcelona have already signed Jasper Cillessen from the Dutch club not too long ago, and other options like Nicolás Tagliafico and André Onana (a former Barça academy player who has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Cillessen if he left) have been considered.

On the other hand, youngsters could leave the Catalan giants and sign with the Amsterdam club on loan, according to Mundo Deportivo. This option could benefit both clubs as Ajax could get a brilliant player for a low monetary investment, while Barcelona would develop a player who is not yet ready for the first team.

These options could be used as makeweights to facilitate big signings on Barcelona’s part, or they could just be loans aimed at helping the players grow.

Jean-Clair Todibo has been mentioned as a possible part of the De Ligt deal, and he is reportedly a player that interests Ajax.

Another one that catches Ajax’s eye is Riqui Puig, although he could be signed by another La Liga club on loan. But those two are far from the only ones. In fact, according to MD, Álex Collado, Oriol Busquets, Monchu, Chumi, and Juan Miranda all have drawn attention from Ajax for various reasons.