Matthijs De Ligt: Ajax defender confirms Ajax exit as Catalan club directors visit Netherlands to further secure the deal for the Dutch player.
Barcelona are following Matthijs De Ligt since a significant period of time and currently seem to finalize the deal to sign the player from Ajax.
Whereas, while speaking to Fox Sports after his side’s victory yesterday over Utrecht, De Ligt hinted his exit from the Dutch club.
“My last (game at) Joahn Cruyff Arena? I don’t know yet. There are negotiations, but there is still no agreement with whom? The newspapers write. Choose one of you.”
Thus, compelling heavyweight clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus to vie for him. Although, it was earlier reported that De Ligt is interested to join the Blaugrana club as his playing style suited with the club.
Additionally, Barcelona signing his teammate Frankie De Jong might have further interested the Dutch international to join Ernesto Valverde’s side.
Therefore, considering the interests of the player, Mundo Deportivo reports that a delegation from Barcelona is in Netherlands to secure the deal for the Dutch central defender’s services.
Nevertheless, the final negotiations are yet to be known but De Ligt’s inclusion in Barcelona’s squad will surely bolster the defense line of the club as the Dutch defender has been phenomenal, despite not reaching to his true potential yet.
How twitter reacted
An emotional farewell between De Jong and Ajax’s fans in the last game of the Netherlands star on the ground of Johan Cruyff Arena before joining Barcelona next season 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/qfOkpMRNm4
— Info Foot (@Dzairsport9) May 12, 2019
Vivian de Ligt (mother): “Barcelona is a fantastic club. My son will have to make an enormous decision. But I won’t get involved too much, it’s his life.“ [cuatro] pic.twitter.com/7lVDW3Zd3J
— AFC Ajax 💫 (@TheEuropeanLad) May 10, 2019
❗️ “Juventus are out of the face for Mathijs de Ligt. He is off to Barcelona. The relationship between Ajax & Barcelona is too good. Two years of work by Juventus, but it had no use.” – [@romeoagresti] pic.twitter.com/kl8eIwivtS
— AFC Ajax 💫 (@TheEuropeanLad) May 6, 2019
📰[ESPN] | FC Barcelona and Ajax have agreed on a fee of 80 million euros + variables for Matthijs De Ligt
🔶 Barca and De Ligt have already agreed on personal terms but Mino Raiola wants to re-negotiate given the season that Ajax is having pic.twitter.com/fuQrDfpfR5
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 7, 2019
De Jong has already started missing De Ligt. Come and be happy in Barcelona, my boy pic.twitter.com/309TGsB5hC
— triste e eliminado (@messizista) May 10, 2019
Barcelona have already won La Liga title but will play Eibar away on the final day of this term of the Spanish league, the Catalan club will probably play young players to keep the key players rested for the Copa Del Rey final against Valencia.