Long-term Barcelona target Frenkie de Jong has aroused suspicions over his future with his recent social-media activity.
Frenkie de Jong is one of Barcelona's chief transfer targets, with the Ajax youngster long among Blaugrana bosses' favoured midfield reinforcements.
De Jong sparks suspicions he's off to Real Madrid
However, he is also attracting interest from a host of other major sides across Europe, including Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Barça's arch rivals Real Madrid - whose official Instagram account has received several 'likes' from the 21-year-old Netherlands international.
Among the posts that have met with De Jong's approval is last Tuesday's announcement of Santi Solari's appointment as Madrid's full-time coach, and two more published in the wake of Los Blancos' 5-0 Champions League win over Viktoria Plzen this month. Such social-media activity has aroused suspicions that the midfielder could be destined for the Bernabéu.
Madrid reportedly prepared to pay 80m for midfielder
As things stand, Madrid and Barça appear to be among the favourites to secure De Jong's services. In September, the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that the former would be willing to pay up to 80m euros to sign the player.