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De Jong on Depay future: We have talked about Barcelona

The two players are at the Euros with the Netherlands

Netherlands v Georgia - International Friendly Photo by NESImages/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Frenkie de Jong admits he has been talking to Netherlands team-mate Memphis Depay about Barcelona amid speculation the forward will move to the Camp Nou on a free transfer this summer.

Depay’s been linked with Barcelona all season and a move appeared close, although recent rumors have suggested Juventus could be set to make a late move for the forward.

De Jong was asked about Depay at a press conference on Friday and admitted the two had discussed Barcelona He said. “We will see what happens. Yes, we have talked about Barça, but logically it is something that he has to decide.”

Depay was also asked about his future this week and insisted he was only interested in focusing on the Euros at present. Netherlands start their campaign on Sunday against Ukraine.

De Jong is looking forward to his team’s opening fixture. “We can’t wait for Sunday and we’re all set,” he added. Netherlands also face Austria and North Macedoniain Group C.

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