Matthijs de Ligt was close to Barcelona


De Ligt, questioned: What role would he have played in Barça?

Published:4/11/2019 - 10:56h

Updated:4/11/2019 - 10:56h

Matthijs de Ligt gave, with his goal, the victory to Juventus in the Turin derby. However, the goal does not cover how complicated it is being for him to adapt

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This weekend, Matthijs of Ligt has been news: his goal allowed to the Juventus carry the derbi turinés against the Torino (0-1) in a party that had him atragantado to the Vecchia Signora. However, the so much of the central Dutch against the eternal rival does not cover that his period of adaptation is being very complicated, receiving numerous criticisms by his performance.

Partly, it is normal. In spite of treating of a footballer of hardly 20 years, Of Ligt is the most expensive defence of the history and his total cost can reach almost the 90 million euros in variables. His tremendo performance in the Ajax did that it expected a lot of him, but his numerous defensive errors do that in Italy begin to doubt about his signing.

Of course, the change to the style of football is total. Of Ligt came of the Ajax, a team that plays with the very advanced defence and of the Eredivisie, a very distinct championship to the Series To like that of game of the rivals. Besides, the system of the Juventus also is very distinct to what the ex captain 'ajacied' was accustomed in Holland.

It is necessary to take into account that Of Ligt was the big aim of the FC Barcelona to reinforce the defence the past summer. The Barcelona club presented a similar economic proposal to the one of Frenkie of Jong​ and offered 75 million euros to the Ajax, but finally the defence 'orange' preferred to accept the agreement multimillionaire of the Juventus. What had occurred if there was fichado by the Barça?

Of Ligt in the Barça

By style of game, the adaptation of Of Ligt had been much simpler if there was fichado by the FC Barcelona. The Barcelona have a similar system to the of the Ajax, based in the possession and in playing with a saga advanced that it had improved the virtues of the Dutch defence, that already is accustomed to play of said form.

At the end, the economic ambitions of Of Ligt avoided to see him in the Camp Nou, where possibly had been able to litigate by the titularity with Clément Lenglet or even with Gerard Hammered. The ineffectiveness of Samuel Umtiti by the injuries and the little experience of Jean-Clair Todibo had facilitated to the defence of the 'vecchia signora' the have opportunities to play.

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