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Frenkie de Jong has the second-highest long ball success rate after Tony Kroos in La Liga across the previous three seasons

Frenkie de Jong is only second to Toni Kroos in terms of long ball success rate in previous three seasons of La Liga.

Here is a crazy start that will blow you away! Only Tony Kroos has a better long ball success rate (87%) than Frenkie de Jong (80%) across the last three La Liga seasons.

The Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been a crucial part of Barcelona since he signed for them. In spite of de Jong being a ball-carrying attacking central midfielder, he has a great long-ball success rate. It is absolutely mental that Frenkie has the ability to distribute long balls as well as contribute to the attacking aspect of the game.

Whereas the German is a player that doesn’t carry the ball forward much often. He is responsible for pinpoint long balls while shifting the momentum from defense to attack or counterattacks. He also takes corners for Real Madrid which has significantly improved his long will success rate.

On the other hand, Frenkie de Jong doesn’t take corners for Barcelona, and his participating in the set pieces can even take his long ball success rate even higher than the World Cup winner. 

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Frenkie de Jong has been linked with a move to Manchester United: 

Frenkie de Jong for Barcelona

The Dutchman has been long linked with a move to Old Trafford. Since former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag joined the Red Devils, he has been wanting to reunite with Frenkie at Manchester.

De Jong was a part of the Ajax team which had a majestic run in the Champions League of 2018 reaching the semifinals. ETH wants to recreate that magic in the Premier League with the 24-year-old at his disposal. 

Though he has expressed his desire to stay at Barcelona, Manchester United has submitted a couple of official bids which is really close to the €80 million asking price for de Jong. 

Another reason for de Jong wanting to stay at the Catalan club is missing out on champions league football with Manchester United. The Red Devils failed to qualify for the champions league and finished sixth this season under Ralf Rangnick. 

On the other hand, Barcelona head coach Xavi really likes De Jong and would only let him go if the club is capable of signing Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva. 

With the transfer window open now and the new season approaching very soon, Frenkie de Jong’s future will be soon known to us.

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