There is something of a renaissance in Dutch football, albeit it is not strictly abiding by its traditional strengths. Ajax are into the Champions League knockout stages, while the Dutch national team are suddenly beginning to look quite good - despite missing Euro 2016 and the World Cup they topped a Nations League group featuring Germany and France.
The slightly odd facet of this is that many of their best players are actually...defenders. Virgil Van Dijk is arguably the best centre back in the world, while his teenage defensive partner Matthijs De Ligt is hugely promising. De Ligt is not the only huge prospect at Ajax - defensive midfielder Frenkie De Jong has been courted by many of the biggest clubs in Europe.
He was a target for Manchester City in January, as Pep Guardiola seeks to add depth to his midfield. City are lacking some back up for Fernandinho, with Pep missing out on Jorginho in the summer window.
Now it appears he is going to miss out on another target - De Telegraaf are reporting that De Jong has decided to sign for PSG, in a deal worth €75 million.
PSG's have had to sacrifice some midfield equilibrium of late, and sold Giovanni Lo Celso during the summer window. If this move comes to pass, it will address one of their biggest issues.