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Ajax Drove Bus Through Barcelona Telling Fans To Enjoy The Signing Of Frenkie De Jong

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Ajax Drove Bus Through Barcelona Telling Fans To Enjoy The Signing Of Frenkie De Jong

Ajax oozed pure class after hiring out a whole page in a Spanish newspaper and a double-decker bus to congratulate Frenkie de Jong on his move to Barcelona.

The Dutch star, 22, signed a pre-contract agreement with the Spanish champions in January and officially became a Barcelona player from 1st July.

But there were no hard feelings about De Jong leaving the Dutch champions, who hired out a page in Mundo Deportivo to wish their former player the best of luck.

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The editorial staff at the newspaper said that it had "never been seen that a team that transfers a player to hire a page of advertising in a newspaper to congratulate and wish the club that you enjoy it as they have done them."

The page featured a large photo of the Dutch midfielder wearing the Ajax shirt and accompanied it with a special message: "Barça, enjoy the future like we do. Molta sort, Frenkie (Barça, enjoy the future like us. Best of luck, Frenkie)."

Credit: Mundo Deportivo/Ajax
Credit: Mundo Deportivo/Ajax

Both Ajax and Barcelona have come together on Twitter to show their appreciation for the highly rated Dutchman.

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But Ajax aren't done with their tributes as they hired out a double-decker bus featuring the message and picture of De Jong, which will be "making turns in your city."

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Barcelona paid £65m (plus £9.5m in add-ons) for De Jong and officially unveiled him at the Camp Nou on Thursday.

And the Netherlands international couldn't hide his admiration for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi -- and it's not the first time that he's done so.

"I like Barça's way of playing, the philosophy of Barça and Ajax are very similar, and I think I will enjoy it," he said.

"I'm happy to be able to play with Messi, who I have always followed. Now my idol will be my teammate.

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"Barça and Holland have always had a great, special connection, and I hope to follow in that tradition. I want to be one of the great Dutch players who have played at FC Barcelona."

Will De Jong be a hit at Barcelona?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Mundo Deportivo/Ajax

Topics: Football News, Nou Camp, Football, Barcelona, Eredivisie, Ajax, Frenkie De Jong, La Liga, Barca

Adnan Riaz
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