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Jamie Redknapp showed how highly he rates Frenkie de Jong after claiming that he is the "best midfielder in the world right now."
The 45-year-old Sky Sports pundit made the admission ahead of England's Nations League semi-final clash against the Netherlands.
"For me, he's the best midfielder in the world right now," he said.
"He's like Luka Modrić, he makes everyone around him look good. I'm such a fan. I think he's got everything."
Redknapp: "For me, he [De Jong] is the best midfield player in the world."
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Redknapp didn't mince his words by suggesting that De Jong is one of the best, but rather putting the bold statement out there.
Unsurprisingly, making such a strong claim has caused quite a stir with fans on social media.
He's like Modric? Well has Modric retired or something?
- Ben C (@bencrabtree7) 6 June 2019
The disrespect on KDB because of injuries in immense
- Dempsey Roll (@EminemFanboi) 6 June 2019
Top player. But not in class of KDB or modric yet.
- Kevin (@celtickev) 6 June 2019
Na kevin De Bruyne is the best midfield in the world
- Joe (@Rhino12344) 6 June 2019
'Anyone who's watched Ajax this year' Jamie means the 5 champions league games he's seen
- Johnny (@jwgribbin_) 6 June 2019
Even more excited about watching Frenkie De Jong now that Jamie Redknapp's confirmed he is the best in the world ahead of kick-off.
- FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) 6 June 2019
Similar to the ex-Liverpool star, Italian legend Andrea Pirlo said last week that De Jong was one of the best midfielders in the world.
"At the moment, for me, Frenkie de Jong is the best," he explained.
"He has the personality, the technique, everything to play in this position."
The 22-year-old Dutch midfielder has been in scintillating form for Ajax last season, capturing both the Eredivisie title and KNVB Cup.
The Netherlands international will be playing in La Liga next season after signing a five-year deal with Barcelona back in January.
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