That’s the view of ESPN pundit Craig Burley.

De Jong will join Barcelona this summer, after Ajax agreed to part ways with the captain for a reported €75million (£63.8m).

The 21-year-old has been a breakout star for the Dutch side, and has appeared 29 times for the first team in the Eredivisie this term.

It is possible that he could be faced with a rather awkward meeting with his future employers on the biggest stage possible, however.

Ajax lead Tottenham 1-0 going into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, while Barcelona hold a 3-0 aggregate lead over Liverpool as they head to Anfield this week.

Should the results stay the same, De Jong will be forced to play against his future team-mates.

But Burley believes that there would be no reason for any awkwardness, and that he should follow Suarez’s example against Liverpool in the week.

The Uruguayan forward scored the opener against his former team and didn’t hold back with the celebrations.

“All he has to do is look at the attitude and the application of Luis Suarez,” Burley said on ESPN FC.

“Love him or hate him – I love watching him play – you’d never have known he’d pulled a Liverpool jersey on.

“He kicked and he was a nuisance and he scored and celebrated.

“Because he’s now employed and paid the big bucks to do a job in Spain.

“Ultimately that’s what De Jong will do, but right now he is employed by Ajax. It’s simple, really.

“I agree that it’ll be difficult for him to be digging Barcelona players in the ribs before the game knowing he’ll be playing there.

“But I don’t think he’ll do that. [not celebrate]”

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