Frenkie de Jong has received huge praise from fans online after he was compared to Brazil
legend and Ballon d'Or
Fans made the comparison between the two players after de Jong showed off his impressive pace and power while dribbling in his final Ajax appearance against De Graafschap.
After picking up the ball in his own half, de Jong began to drive towards the opponents' goal.
— Marc Geschwind (@MarcGeschwind) May 15, 2019
After breezing past his first man, the 22-year-old darted past a second defender by cutting inside towards the centre of the pitch.
The talented playmaker then blitzes between and through another two defenders before making his way into the De Graafschap area.
Before he is able to get a shot off, de Jong is hauled down by an opposition defender in an all-or-nothing tackle, and predictably, the defender came away with nothing.
Ajax were awarded a penalty for de Jong's efforts which Dusan Tadic dispatched to make it 3-1 to the Eredivisie champions before Tadic would go on to score his brace to make it 4-1 to Erik ten Hag's side.
This is Ricardo Kaká in his prim.For those not familiar, Messi is running behind pic.twitter.com/83Yq9iVjD0
— Humbug Alex (@A_ElShantoury) October 17, 2017
The moment of magic did very much resemble the stunning runs Kaka used to make for club and country, as he used to wreak havoc with the ball at his feet for AC Milan, Real Madrid and the Brazil during his heyday.
Following Ajax's title-winning game on Wednesday, fans marvelled online at the soon-to-be Barcelona midfielder and his ball control.
One Twitter user said, 'That's not Frenkie that's Kaka' while another tweeted, 'Last player I saw capable of doing such runs with the ball in his feet was Kaka.'
De Jong will join up with his new Catalan team-mates after finalising a move in the January transfer window.