Roma target Ajax talent De Jong

Roma have set their sights on Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong, nicknamed the ‘new Frank Rijkaard’ in the Netherlands.

According to Calciomercato.com, director of sport Monchi has pin-pointed De Jong for the future of the Giallorossi.

Aged only 20, the central midfielder can also play as a centre-back when needed.

He already has five Under-21 caps for his country and is under contract with Ajax until June 2022, but local reports suggest he’ll be leaving the club next summer.

De Jong is a creative figure in the side, providing eight assists in 20 Eredivisie games this season.

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