Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Frenkie de Jong helped the Netherlands secure the draw they needed against Germany on Monday night to reach the Nations League finals next summer, and fans on Twitter were quick to react.
The Mirror reported last week that Spurs have been tracking the talented 21-year-old for months, but that their Premier League rivals Manchester City appear to be in pole position to bring him to England.
The Ajax starlet started in a three-man Dutch midfield against the 2014 world champions on Monday and impressed alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Marten de Roon, and should he end up arriving in north London he would likely be competing with the likes of Eric Dier and Harry Winks for a spot in the centre of the park.
Fans were quick to take to social media to have their say on de Jong’s display, and while one said “hope Spurs buy him so we can get rid of Dier”, and another said he has “class beyond his years”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Not seeing the de jong hype against better opposition. Winks is far more impressive 💯⚽️
— TAS🔵⚪️ (@coys100) November 19, 2018
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) November 19, 2018
Frank de Jong never looks phased, it should be a requirement for anyone playing that position, hope spurs buy him so we can get rid of dier 😑 #GERNED
— You know a Guy (@LunjesFather) November 19, 2018
And that Frenkie de Jong needs to find his way to The Etihad ASAP. Class beyond his years.
— Name: (@TshegoKekana_) November 19, 2018
Watching de jong in the Dutch side tonight absolutely class talent! #GerHol
— Adam Daubeney (@AdamDaubeney) November 19, 2018
Netherlands have turned a complete 360. Great comeback to the footballing world – Van Dijk, De Ligt, De Jong brilliant. Depay is also finally showing his talent more consistently too
— X I I I (@Neshkhn) November 19, 2018
De Ligt and Frankie de Jong are a pleasure to watch – hope to see them both in the prem sooner rather than later! Will be hard to compete with Madrid and Barca though if they come knocking??♂️⚽️
— Alf (@alfie_ellis) November 19, 2018
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