But the question is. How do you know we have talked to them and haven’t leaked anything to the press?
Another player that should stay one more season in Ajax. Would do him wonders and Ajax will be a lot more willing to sell him too.
Dutch league is a shit league tbh, it isn't the same league it was a decade ago (and obviously not anywhere near it was before Bosman laws)
I am not sure staying at Ajax would do him wonders, it could be just wasting his time.
This is like saying Alena should stay another year in Segunda, doesn't make much sense to me
If de Jong is already one of the top midfielders in the league, staying another season would harm his development just like what khaled mentioned regarding Aleñá. That was also what happened to Samper when he spent too much time at the B team. I think it would still be better for him to come to Barça and experience the intensity and competitiveness regardless of his actual playing time. Another solution could be that he can be loaned to the La Liga club. The loan policy hasn't worked for this club, but it still seems to be a better choice than staying in the league where there is no challenge and nothing to learn anymore.
I think playing regularly at age 19/20 is more important than level of competition you're playing. It's not like Eredivisie is some 3rd or 4th level league anyway.