Ajax Drove Bus Through Barcelona Telling Fans To Enjoy 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.
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).”
Both Ajax and Barcelona have come together on Twitter to show their appreciation for the highly rated Dutchman.
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.”
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.
“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.”
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