Rafael van der Vaart believes Frenkie de Jong is the best player in the Netherlands.

The Ajax midfielder will join Barcelona in the summer for a fee rising to €86 million.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, Van der Vaart said on the 21-year-old, “A huge talent, it’s crazy, De Jong is the best player in the Netherlands and with the ball at his feet, perhaps one of the better players in Europe.”

Van der Vaart still believes there is room for improvement, though, “When a club like Barcelona pays so much money, goals and assists are also expected, De Jong must do and learn more, and I think there is no better environment for that than Barça.”




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