Ajax and soon to be Barcelona midfielder, Frenkie de Jong has revealed that he turned down a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

De Jong will join Barcelona this summer after they beat off competition from a number of top European sides. Last summer, De Jong had an offer from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, but he was not ready to leave Amsterdam.

Speaking to Four Four Two, De Jong said, “The moment wasn’t right. I wasn’t finished at Ajax, as I hadn’t yet played a full season in my own position.

“I was also injured in that period, so I was thinking, ‘Not yet’. I felt I should stay for another year at Ajax, or perhaps longer.

“I considered their (Tottenham) offer long and hard. I see Tottenham as a very stable club, and they are only getting better. They give young players a chance and I see Mauricio Pochettino as a manager who really improves young players. I like the kind of football they are playing. I think it would have suited my game.”

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