Take Frenkie de Jong…Former Feyenoord defender advises new Liverpool manager

Take Frenkie de Jong...Former Feyenoord defender advises new Liverpool manager Transfers

Dutch manager Arne Slot steps up from Feyenoord to take on a new challenge at Liverpool, a club with an extraordinary history and glory. He has built a strong team in his home country, winning domestic leagues and cup competitions.

He will be exposed to a different kind of burden, but he has already begun to build a team to his liking and is in discussions with Michael Edwards and Richard Hughes, including the departure of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, whose contracts expire in June 2025.

At Liverpool, who are seen as needing to secure a centre-back and attacker at the moment, former Dutch U-21 defender Kai Ramsteijn, who has also had spells at Feyenoord in the past, has advised the new manager that Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong should be brought in.

“Arne Slot to Liverpool, take Frenkie De Jong with you,”

“I would think that would be a nice club for him.”

“I think Frenkie is so good that I want to see him play for trophies.”

“Of course, he became champion last year, but if Real Madrid signs Kylian Mbappé next summer.”

“Then they will become champions by a mile in the next five seasons.”

“Especially given the financial situation of FC Barcelona.”

“And the Premier League seems really fantastic to me.”

“He can play anywhere. He gets the ball, turns away and creates a surplus.”

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His impressive performances for Ajax earned him a move to Barcelona in the summer of 2019, and at 26 he still reigns supreme in midfield, having made over ‘200’ appearances to date.He has also made 54 appearances for the Dutch national team and has been an outstanding presence.

He is not a big man, but with the right positioning he can also play as a defensive midfielder and create creativity in midfield. He is one of the best midfielders in the world, with the ability to propel the ball forward and is a good chance-maker.

At one stage he was linked with a move to Manchester United due to his club’s financial difficulties, but he stubbornly refused to move. He is loyal to the club and even if Liverpool were to make a move for him, it would not be straightforward.

He is not listed at the moment as not being a priority reinforcement position, nor is there any chance that Liverpool would go all out for him, but it would be interesting to see the chemistry he would have with Alexis Mac Allister and others…