Frenkie de Jong says a migrant worker in Qatar told him to join Liverpool. The Dutchman has been linked with the Reds.
Frenkie de Jong hasn’t exactly been in Qatar for very long but he’s already getting transfer advice. It came as the Dutch national team held a training match with migrant workers at their base.
De Jong admits he couldn’t have a proper conversation with anyone but one worker found a moment to throw some advice his way.
“It was special for them, but also for us,” De Jong told Algemeen Dagblad. “It gives us energy and joy.
“A lot of people came and there was no time to have a personal conversation. One guy told me I had to join Liverpool! We loved doing this, but now the focus goes to Senegal.”
Frenkie de Jong gets transfer advice in Qatar
Funnily enough, Liverpool supposedly want De Jong. That was the claim from ESPN recently as Barcelona move towards further financial trouble.
The Catalonians need money after tumbling out of the Champions League. Selling De Jong, a player they paid £65m for back in 2019, per the Guardian, could recoup a significant amount.
Not that we’re convinced a random migrant worker in Qatar is going to swing De Jong towards Anfield. It’s nice to know that he’s not being allowed to forget about it during the World Cup, though.
In all seriousness, we would like to see De Jong at Liverpool. He’s a brilliant player and one who could both improve the midfield and future-proof it. We’re just not sure how much Barcelona would want in order to sell him.
Manchester United tried in the summer but were knocked back by De Jong – not Barcelona. That at least shows they’re willing to talk with clubs who have the money to sign the Dutchman.
Liverpool should certainly give it some thought.