Arne Slot Told To Make Former United And Chelsea Transfer Target His First Liverpool Signing

Former Feyenoord player Kaj Ramsteijn says incoming Liverpool manager Arne Slot should consider making a bid for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.

The Dutchman has been linked with moves to both Manchester United and Chelsea in previous summers but Ramsteijn claims that Anfield could be the perfect destination for the midfielder:

“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 really want to see him play for trophies.”

“Of course, he became champion last year but, if Real Madrid sign Kylian Mbappe 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.”

What has de Jong said about his future?

The 26-year-old has been pretty emphatic that he wants to stay at Barca. Speaking about the chances of leaving the Camp Nou back in February, he said:

“I am really happy here. Barcelona was and is the club of my life. It was my dream to play here and it still is.”

Most of the reports about a potential transfer have stemmed from Barca’s financial troubles and the fact that De Jong is on such a high salary but, if the decision is solely down to the player, it seems he will remain where he is.

Slot won’t be the only one deciding Liverpool’s transfer targets

With the Reds having appointed Michael Edwards and Richard Hughes as key decision-makers, Jurgen Klopp’s successor is unlikely to have as much power over transfers.

Even if Slot wanted to sign de Jong, the club may not sanction the move. It is believed that the priority for the summer will be a centre-back, rather than a central midfielder anyway.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.