Speaking to Spanish media, Ajax director Marc Overmars has stated that he would prefer Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt to join Barcelona when they leave the club.

The Ajax duo have been linked with several of Europe’s biggest clubs including Overmars former club Barcelona.

Speaking to AS, Overmars said he would prefer both to head to the Catalan giants, “Barcelona is my favorite. It is a fantastic club, but there are also two other clubs that are very close. All of Europe is coming into action, so Barça will have to act.”

Overmars believes Barcelona could use Lionel Messi to convince the duo instead of money, “Messi could help, money is not important to them. Last year they could already have accepted a nice offer, but they decided to stay. There was no need to tell them great stories about Barça, they already know them.”

Despite these quotes, PSG are said to be the favourites to sign Frenkie de Jong, while according to Italian reports, Juventus are ahead of Barcelona in the race for Matthijs de Ligt.

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