The young duo are being linked with a €150m move to Barca.
And Cruyff said, "De Ligt and De Jong are special players, they are prepared for a big one; they have taken Ajax and the Netherlands up to as high as they can."
Cruyff was wanted by Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu for a front office role last season.
But he added: "The return home is inevitable, I'll end up in Europe, but right now I'm fine in China."
Cruyff is currently in charge of Chongqing Dangdai Lifan.