Before he arrived in Italy, Matthijs de Ligt’s most likely destination seemed to be FC Barcelona. It was not so. His great friend Frenkie de Jong did end up at the Camp Nou club, but he joined Turin Juventus.
In recent days, the Dutch central defender has once again been linked to Barça. But the 21-year-old defender says he is happy and comfortable in Italy: “I am very happy at Juve. I feel like a fish in water. Despite the team’s performance not being the best, I feel good on the pitch. Would you like to let me go? There are many clubs that have money problems, but you should ask the club “, declared, as collected ESPN NL.
Would FC Barcelona be a great next step in your career? He did not dismiss it outright, but now he only thinks about the Old lady. Ah! And he denied that he had had a recent contact with the directive culé: “I do not know. You should only think about it when you are playing. That doesn’t make sense now. It is not important to me. No one has come forward yet ”.
Matthijs’s sympathy for Barça is no secret, although it is an operation that, at least in the short term, looks distant. With the current economic situation of the Blaugrana entity, it would only be possible if they mount some kind of barter, or if Joan Laporta’s board is capitalized with the sale of heavy weights.
Undefeated data. Matthijs de Ligt has played 75 official games in his first two seasons with Juventus. They recruited him in 2019 for just over 85 million euros.
Did you know…? Matthijs de Ligt has been part of the Netherlands senior team since 2017. At just 21 years old, he has 26 appearances with his national team.