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Barcelona signing De Jong 'very excited' to play with Messi

Departing Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong says he's excited by the prospect of working with Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

De Jong is moving to Barca this summer for a fee rising to €86m.

"I'm very excited to see [Lionel] Messi during training. I think I'm only going to pass the ball to him," De Jong laughed.

The 22-year-old assured Barcelona fans that he won't feel the pressure of playing for such a big club.

"I'm not going to change how I am; it won't matter if I focus," he added. "I'm curious about how I'll perform there and I'm eager to learn from the best."

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