Matthijs De Ligt: Dutch star rejects Barcelona transfer despite Ajax agreement. The defender claims he has better offers from other clubs.
Young starlet Matthijs De Ligt has taken over the footballing world with his incredible showing in the last few seasons. He is now one of the most sought-after footballers in the world and up until now it seemed that he would ply his trade at Camp Nou.
However, according to Cadenar Ser, De Ligt has turned down Barcelona’s final offer. The Spanish radio network have reported that the Dutch star made that decision on his agent, Mino Raiola’s advice.
Matthijs de Ligt ‘Rejects’ Barcelona Despite €75m Agreement With Ajax pic.twitter.com/DGHxQ3Vv8F
— Lantan Sport (@Lantansport) June 19, 2019
Raiola knows best!
Barcelona and Ajax had finalised a €75m transfer deal for De Ligt to join the Blaugrana. However, the young defender’s agent was reportedly unhappy with the footballer’s salary. The radio network reported that he asked for a salary higher than that of Frenkie De Jong and argued that De Ligt had other important offers.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu apparently tried to intervene in the discussions as he did with Frenkie de Jong. He tried to get Matthijs De Ligt to agree to a deal which he had previously rejected but failed as the defender vehemently agreed with whatever his agent asked of him.
@MatthijsDeLigt says 'no' to @FCBarcelona. @FCBarcelona are out of the running for Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports in Spain, leaving PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the bidding war. pic.twitter.com/wwRYrCPHco
— RUZINDANA JUNIOR (@RuzindanaJunior) June 19, 2019
De Ligt reportedly has offers from PSG, Juventus and Bayern. With Barcelona out of the running, it will be interesting to see which of the three European Giants he turns up for.
However, If what Barcelona thinks of their rejection is true and Raiola’s decision is purely economical, it is most likely that the star defender will trade his red and whites for the French Capital blues. After all, the Parisian club does have pockets that run quite deep.
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