Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all had their eye on Frenkie de Jong but the midfielder decided to sign a new deal with Ajax this week and has set his sights on becoming a star in Amsterdam before moving abroad.

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The 20-year-old has been a revelation since forcing his way into the Ajax first team and his performances have attracted interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

However, De Jong signed a new five-year-deal with Ajax this week and he is not planning on leaving Amsterdam anytime soon. He told Ziggo Sport, “Yes, there is a lot of interest, but I just renewed my contract here.

“Right now I really just want to develop here at Ajax and become a solid starting player….Especially in midfield then we’ll see further.”

On the alleged interest from Manchester City, De Jong said, “I’ve read it too, haha, I do not think I’m ready to play at the first team at Manchester City or something like that.”

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