Frenkie de Jong one of the most expensive Dutch transfers
One of Europe’s most wanted young players, Frenkie de Jong, joined FC Barcelona in the summer of 2019 on a five-year contract for transfer fee of roughly 75 million euros. It is the third most expensive transfers in Dutch football history (Matthijs de Ligt joined Juventus for roughly 85.5 million euros, Virgil van Dijk Liverpool for 85) but compared to the all-time football transfer record fees worldwide, he finds himself back just under Kevin De Bruyne at place 24.
Dutch Eredivisie vs. Jupiler Pro League
When comparing Dutch Eredivisie player market values to the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, it shows a significant difference. In Belgium, the top 25 players together had a market value of 245.5 million euros. The top 25 Eredivisie players, however, had together a total market transfer value of roughly 453.5 million euros.