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Frenkie de Jong is ‘a little bit’ like Zinedine Zidane, says Ruud Gullit

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The midfielder has impressed his compatriot

Ajax Training and Press Conference Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit has been talking about Frenkie de Jong ahead of the midfielder’s summer switch from Ajax to Barcelona.

The 21-year-old has attracted plenty of plaudits for his performances for the Eredivise side this season, and Gullit spoke about the youngster’s qualities.

“Frenkie De Jong is a free soul. He takes everything to the limit. He challenges you as an opponent.

”He makes it easy also for the rest of the team to take positions because he doesn’t lose the ball very much and also wants the ball. So therefore he’s a player like, if you want to compare, a little bit Zidane. Wants the ball as well, glides past players and things like that.

”I like the way he plays, he’s very young also. In only two years with Ajax, he has developed himself in unbelievable fashion. Him playing at Barcelona will be nice.”

Source | Goal

Ajax were knocked out of the Champions League by Tottenham on Wednesday on away goals thanks to a dramatic late winner from Lucas Moura.

However, they are still on target to complete a domestic double. Erik ten Hag’s side have already picked up the Dutch Cup and are top of the table on goal difference from PSV with two games left to play.