Matthijs De Ligt: Frankie De Jong asks his Dutch teammate De Ligt to join Barcelona with him ahead of next season amidst speculations.
It is reported that the Catalan Club are the forerunners in the pursuit of De Ligt. However, Barcelona board is unable to reach to an agreement with the player.
On the other side, Barcelona have already completed the signing of De Ligt’s teammate and one of his closest friends from Ajax- Frankie De Jong.
Barcelona are trying hard to re-unite both the Dutch prodigies at the Camp Nou, but the negotiations with De Ligt are still on hold.
According to a report by the Goal,When asked if he was trying to convince De Ligt to join Barca following Netherlands’ 3-1 extra-time win over England in the Nations League semi-finals, De Jong told reporters.
“No, he has to make his own decisions. Of course I would like him to come to Barcelona but we will see what happens. said De Jong
It’s up to him. I don’t know, it’s his decision,You have to ask him about it but I hope he comes to Barca.”
De Jong added: “Of course we talk about it (De Ligt joining Barcelona). It’s not up to me to say what he’s going to do or his thoughts. I don’t have an influence on his choice. He has to make it on his own and with his family.”
It is yet to be seen, where De Ligt will head this summer, as he is yet to make choice. However, his playing style suits with the culture of the Blaugranas.
How twitter reacted
De Jong hoping for De Ligt reunion at Barcelona https://t.co/DIpwKdYPKi
Frenkie de Jong is hopeful Netherlands team-mate and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt will join him at Barcelona. De Ligt is one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market, with LaLiga champions …
— #BBNaija Exclusive News | Viatrends Blog (@VTrends_Blog) June 7, 2019
@FrenkieDeJongBR : " I jope @MatthijsDeLigt will come to barcelona with me. "We already talked. Now he and his family have to decide." #De_jong #De_ligt #FCBarcelona #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/SwMUyL3c9w
— Mohamed Bn Gamal (@MohamedBnGamal2) June 7, 2019
— marta (@juIbrandt) June 6, 2019
‘Frenkie De Jong has urged Mattijs de Ligt to follow him to Barcelona and NOT Manchester United’
‘I hope De Ligt will come with me to Barça, I hope so’ he said.
The media mentioning Man Utd for clicks once again!
— Jamie (@JamieAlanSmart) June 7, 2019
Barcelona will probably do both. “Let’s bring in De Ligt and De Jong!” “Okay, but we need to sign at least two 30 year old shit players to balance the squad.”
— Gabriel Sales (@Gabriel88774720) June 5, 2019
— Faheem Hasnain (@Fahemmessi) May 28, 2019
Barcelona faced several disappointments in the latter stages of this season. The team is looking forward to make a comeback next season.