Madrid, Barcelona continue to seek a new central

midfielder following Andres Iniesta’s departure and Ajax starlet Frenkie

de Jong has recognized the interest in him.

Following praise from Xavi, the Dutchman is flattered but intent on

succeeding with his current team before trying his luck elsewhere, the

MARCA said.

“It was fun to read Xavi’s comments,” de Jong remarked to reporters

after the game with Sturm Graz. “You always want a player like Xavi to

say these things.

“Of course there is interest, everyone knows that. But as I say, I’m an

Ajax player.”

Ajax beat Sturm Graz 2-0 on Wednesday evening to begin their long

quest to qualify for the Champions League via the play-offs.

Source: Oman News Agency