The FC Barcelona announces the signing of Matthijs of Ligt


OFFICIAL: The FC Barcelona announces the signing of Matthijs of Ligt!

Published:14/05/2019 - 12:02h

Updated:14/05/2019 - 12:02h

After months of speculations, finally has done official the signing of Matthijs of Ligt by the FC Barcelona. The Barcelona club has arrived to an agreement with the Ajax and the Dutch central youngster so that it reinforce to the defence culé from this summer

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After months and months in which the 'serial' seemed that it did not go to finish never, the FC Barcelona has achieved to close the signing of one of his big aims of face to the next season 2019-20. The technical office of Éric Abidal and the directive headed by Josep Maria Bartomeu speeded up in the last days his movements by Matthijs of Ligt, until arriving to an agreement with all the parts involved.

In spite of the tentativas of big clubs like Bayern Munich, Liverpool or Juventus, the FC Barcelona always was the first option for a Matthijs of Ligt that knows that in any another team will be able to develop better his style of game as in the Barcelona, a club accustomed to 'mimar' the balloon of the same way that does in Amsterdam.

It did not be to convince too much to a Frenkie of Jong already biased in advance to fichar by the Barcelona, and neither has been necessary with Of Ligt. The central youngster Dutch had it clear, and the fact that his best fellow announced at the beginning of 2019 his future signing by the Barça was an impulse more for the arrival of Of Ligt to the Camp Nou.

The past 12 April, the representative of the player, Mino Raiola, would have gathered the past 12 April in Montecarlo with a delegation of the Barcelona club of a lot of weight: Pep Safe, Éric Abidal, Òscar Grau and Ramón Flat. These last days, the delegation travelled again -this time to Holland- to close the operation, so much with the Ajax as with the agent of the footballer.

Of Ligt had on of the big table offers in the market of signings, and wanted to that the Barça also paid him an index card chord to his potential and quality. The Barcelona club has achieved to fit the operation in his budget, and also has left clear to Of Ligt that will have guarantees of game in spite of not being indisputable headline. Gerard Hammered has already 32 years -in spite of the big performance showed this course-, whereas it will be necessary to see if Samuel Umtiti attains to go back to be the one who was before his reiterated physical problems.

Of Ligt will have prominence in the FC Barcelona, increasingly with the step of the years until turning into a basic piece of the alignments titled, as it has him sucedido to other players like Marc-André ter Stegen. Already they have trascended the official figures of the operation, and the Barça will pay to the Ajax a total of 80 million euros. The central youngster will happen to form part of the fourth stair salarial of the staff, by behind Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Gerard Hammered and Sergio Busquets, earning figures resembled the ones of Coutinho and Dembélé.

It will sign an agreement for the next five seasons, and to his 19 years expects that it go developing progressively his best football and growing to base of minutes and opportunities, that sure that it will have them to try win the titularity. The official presentation and the corresponding medical review will not do until it finalise the present campaign.

Of Ligt, therefore, will centre during these next days to compete to the maximum with the selection of Holland in the UEFA Nations League, from 6 June. Once it have finalised the tournament of selections, will incorporate in July beside Frenkie of Jong to the Barcelona discipline, being presented as it corresponds in the Camp Nou.

The FC Barcelona, with a saga of head offices of luxury

Ernesto Valverde will have to his disposal to four head offices of luxury in the staff. Gerard Hammered and Clément Lenglet have been the usual headlines this season 2018-19, but for now continues also in the team Samuel Umtiti that, although lately it has been mermado by the injuries, keeps on being one of the best head offices and champion of the world with France. Matthijs Of Ligt arrives like the best young head office of the European panorama, for like this put the guinda to a defence of luxury. Jean-Clair Todibo will have to leave in quality of yielded to have minutes.

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