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Frenkie de Jong: 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season - Midfielder

06:01 EAT 06/09/2019
Frenkie de Jong Ajax Tottenham UEFA Champions League 05/08/19
The young prodigy announced himself to the world with a sensational season for Ajax....

Frenkie de Jong is currently one of the crown jewels that adorns the Barcelona midfield, having made a big money move from Ajax at the start of the ongoing season.

How the Blaugrana came to covet him can be deciphered if one watched the scintillating Ajax team that reached the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League semifinals, only to suffer a cruel heartbreak against Tottenham Hotspur.

The likes of Dusan Tadic, Hakim Ziyech and Matthijs de Ligt might have received all the spotlight during that run but the heartbeat of Erik Ten Haag's team was Frenkie de Jong.

The 22-year-old might not have anything to show against his name in the 'Goals' and 'Assists' coloumns, but only a fool would underestimate the influence he held in that particular Ajax team.

His ball control, trickery, vision and an innate sense of positioning makes him a hard man to track and stifle in the midfield. He controls the play, spraying passes at will and keeps Ajax ticking.

His brilliant performances were crucial to Ajax toppling the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus in the knockout stages.

The Dutchman richly deserves his place in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season.