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Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong reveals he was thinking about playing for Arsenal and then joining Barcelona.
22-year-old midfielder moved to Catalan side after an incredible season with Ajax, as Dtuch side reached to Champions League semi-finals and were just several minutes away from the final match.
De Jong says he dreamed of “Marc Overmars route”, as he thought Arsenal could’ve been the right choice for him after Ajax and before Barcelona.
“I actually thought Arsenal was pretty beautiful in the past,. In my mind I have had the following list for a long time: Ajax-Arsenal-Barcelona, call it the Marc Overmars route.” De jong told Voetbal International (via Sky Sports).
“But yes, if you can go directly to Barcelona, then you are also right where you want to be. Faster than you ever dared to dream.” he added.